Thursday, February 21, 2013
The county is considering a request to give employees a 3 percent raise.
After five years without seeing an increase, Pasco County employees might soon see their paychecks rise. During the Feb. 19 board meeting, Commissioner Henry Wilson brought up the idea of asking staff to work a 3-percent increase into the upcoming budget for Fiscal Year 2014, which starts on Oct. 1. According to The Tampa Tribune, all five commissioners were receptive to the idea, which could ultimately cost the county about $3.5 million. Commissioners also asked that constitutional officers, such as Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley, also consider giving employees a 3 percent adjustment. Whether the proposed raise would require an increase in property taxes is unclear. The commission will begin crunching budget numbers in the near …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Pasco County voters will continue to pay an extra cent in sales taxes.
When Pasco County voters went to the polls today, they were asked if they are willing to continue paying a 1-cent sales tax to fund school construction projects, transportation programs and other infrastructure-related ventures. The answer is yes. Pasco voters cast 134,459 ballots in favor of the measure or 69.81 percent with 108 of 110 precincts reporting. Only 58,136 people, or 30.19 percent, voted against it. The tax was set to expire in 2014. Today’s vote means it will be extended for another 10-year run. Initially approved in 2004, the bulk of money generated by what’s officially called the Local Government Infrastructure Surtax is evenly divided between the county and school district with Pasco’s cities divvying up 10 percent. The …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
County budget chief Mike Nurrenbrock presented the new rate to commissioners at their Tuesday meeting.