Tuesday, December 12, 2017
News Roundup

Government meetings schedule

Here is a listing of public meetings scheduled for this week:

Monday

Hernando County Community Anti-Drug Coalition growth committee, 3 p.m., Brooksville Regional Hospital, first-floor boardroom, 17240 Cortez Blvd., west of Brooksville.

Brooksville City Council, 7 p.m., council chambers, City Hall, 201 Howell Ave., Brooksville. Agenda: voter precinct consolidation.

Tuesday

Hernando County Community Anti-Drug Coalition's Chill Smart-Don't Start Youth Group, 6:30 p.m., BayCare Behavioral Health, 7074 Grove Road, west of Brooksville.

Wednesday

Hernando County Value Adjustment Board, 10 a.m., Room 131, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Agenda: Special magistrate orientation.

Hernando County Community Anti-Drug Coalition legislative/local policy change committee, 3:30 p.m., BayCare Behavioral Health, Room 158, 7074 Grove Road, west of Brooksville.

Hernando County Port Authority, 7 p.m., recreation building, Linda Pedersen Park at Jenkins Creek, 6340 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach.

Thursday

Hernando County Commission/IAFF Local Union 3760, collective bargaining session, 8:30 a.m., Hernando County Fire Department Headquarters, 60 Veterans Ave., Brooksville.

Hernando County Community Alliance, 9 a.m., Hernando County schools facility department, 8016 Mobley Road, Brooksville.

Hernando County Metropolitan Planning Organization Citizens Advisory Committee, 4 p.m., Hernando County Planning Department, Room 261, Hernando County Government Center, 20 N Main St., Brooksville. Agenda: Review proposed minor modifications to the transit development plan.

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