Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Jack Mariano’s attempt to get Pasco County Commissioners to declare their support for the United States Constitution was shot down March 19.
Pasco County Commissioners opted against declaring their support for the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights during their March 19 meeting. Or, more pointedly, they voted down the resolution presented by Commissioner Jack Mariano as it was written. Calling it a “political ploy” and saying there was no need for a resolution declaring Pasco County’s support for the Constitution, Commissioner Pat Mulieri opted against supporting Mariano’s measure. She was joined by fellow commissioners Ted Schrader and Kathryn Starkey in her opposition. “I’m angry,” Mulieri told Mariano during a heated discussion on the measure. The idea for Mariano’s proposal came about during talks about Pasco County possibly closing a loophole in local …
Monday, March 18, 2013
County Commissioner Jack Mariano says it’s time for Pasco to take a stand in support of the United States Constitution.
Pasco County Commissioner Jack Mariano wants to make one thing clear: He supports the United States Constitution and its Bill of Rights as written. And, he wants his fellow commissioners to make the same pledge. That’s why Mariano intends to ask the entire Pasco County Commission to approve a resolution in support of the Constitution during the board’s Tuesday, March 19, meeting. Mariano said the idea for the resolution evolved over the course of the board’s past few meetings as discussion about closing the gun show loophole was addressed. While the county has since put on hold a formal discussion about making it illegal for gun show attendees to purchase weapons without a background check, concern about the “chipping away” of the 2nd …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
One Pasco County Commissioner would like to see this happen.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Jack Mariano wants to see libraries stay open longer and park fees go away.
Pasco County Commissioners voted Feb. 19 to allow libraries to set their own hours, but the action likely didn’t go far enough for one board member. Commissioner Jack Mariano wants the county to revisit its 40-hour-a-week policy for libraries. He also wants to see Pasco do away with many of the park fees it enacted when budget constraints made it necessary to scale back on costs and increase revenues. Tuesday’s action didn’t extend library hours. Instead commissioners gave their approval for libraries like the Land O’ Lakes branch to adjust their hours within that set 40 a week allowed since the board scaled back in 2006. “We’re getting requests from the communities to have us open at night more often,” Nancy Fredericks, chair of the …