proof required for disabled parking permit
New requirements are going into effect Oct. 1 for drivers who have the blue permanent disabled parking permit. Under the new law, when people renew their blue permanent disabled parking permit, they must provide a certificate of disability (Form HSMV 83039) completed and signed by a certifying authority within the last 12 months. Anyone replacing a lost or stolen permit will be required to provide that documentation as well. Previously, people could renew their permit without that documentation. The law does not change the life of the permit, which still must be renewed every four years. The new law does not affect red temporary disabled parking permits, nor does it affect people who have disabled (wheelchair) license plates. For information call the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles Customer Service Center at (850) 617-3803.
Bilirakis' staff to meet with public
Staffers from the office of U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis will be at the Hudson Regional Library, 8012 Library Road, from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday to meet with constituents. This is an opportunity for the community to meet with the congressman's staff without an appointment. Constituents are invited to bring any issues, concerns, or requests for assistance related to Congress and the federal government. For information, contact Bilirakis' Palm Harbor office at (727) 773-2871 or visit www.bilirakis.house.gov.
GOP club to have candidates' forum
Three candidates for state Senate — Rep. John Legg, John Korsak and Rob Wallace — will speak at the July 10 meeting of the Wesley Chapel Republican Club. Property Appraiser Mike Wells and his opponent, Walter Price, also will deliver remarks. All Pasco County Republicans are invited to attend and hear from these candidates vying in the Aug. 14 primary. The Wesley Chapel Republican Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month at the Hyundai dealership at 27000 Wesley Chapel Blvd., a mile west of Interstate 75. For information, contact club president Mike Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Residents needed to apply for board
Applicants are needed to serve on the soon-to-be formed Pasadena Hills Planning and Policy Committee, a panel that will provide recommendations on the budget, land use, development applications and finances of the Villages of Pasadena Hills Stewardship District. Applicants must be residents or property owners in the Villages of Pasadena Hills. To apply, fill out the Citizens Advisory Boards' Appointment Form at www.pascocountyfl.net/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1987. Deadline is July 20. For information, contact Carol B. Clarke at email@example.com.