Sunday, June 24, 2018
Letters To The Editor

Time to approve Wiregrass sports complex

Time to approve sports complex

The time is now, not later, to approve the sports complex presented to the Board of Pasco County Commissioners and staff. The complex will be constructed on the Wiregrass property, in Wesley Chapel.

The Porter family and its organization have done an outstanding job in the designing and engineering of this project. Pasco County and specifically, Wesley Chapel will economically benefit from this project, both during the construction phase, with an increasing number of jobs and later at the completion phase, when people will be spending their time and money at area businesses.

Pasco County will generate both tourist tax dollars and sales tax revenue, therefore, it's hard for me to understand the continued road blocks by our local officials and its staff.

The commissioners need to give the green light to staff. Please, let's not have another tennis stadium debacle that occurred with the Saddlebrook organization.

We all know that we have the hotels, hospitals, shopping malls, and most importantly, the friendly and responsive people of Pasco County, so let's no longer delay this sports complex project.

Peter Hanzel, Wesley Chapel

Consolidate elections and watch turnout soar April 19 C.T. Bowen column

Maybe city wants low voter turnout

I believe we keep municipal elections in Dade City in April to guarantee a low turnout. Not even one in five voters are convinced it's worth voting in April even though we compare well with the other municipalities which get one in 20.

Actually the state legislators should make another law like they are so good at doing (making laws one after another). Make the law that says municipalities can remain municipalities only if they have a minimum of 20 percent turnout for city office elections.

Kathy Lambert, Dade City

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