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Martin County to reinstate CRA's

MARTIN COUNTY, Fla. No one knows your neighborhood better than you. That’s why Martin County Commissioners are giving some residents a greater say in the future of their communities, what they should look like and what projects should get the green light. Martin County Commissioners are in favor of bringing back independent Community Redevelopment Agencies (CRAs). They are set to vote to rewrite the ordinance this month. There are seven CRA districts in Martin County, including Jensen Beach, Rio, Golden Gate, Port Salerno, Hobe Sound, Indiantown and Old Palm City.

December 12, 2016

Tampa Bay Times

Hillsborough program would provide new way to finance energy-efficiency upgrades

TAMPA — Hillsborough County is close to creating a new way for property owners to pay for upgrades to make their homes or businesses more energy efficient or hurricane resistant. The County Commission recently signaled that it wants to start a Property Assessed Clean Energy, or PACE, program that allows certain environmentally friendly improvements to be financed through a home or business property tax bill. Under the program, third-party vendors can provide loans to property owners to put toward installing certain renewable energy generators, such as solar panels, or to fixes that lower energy consumption, like a more modern air conditioning unit.

December 12, 2016


Washington County Courthouse grand opening

CHIPLEY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Workers at the Washington County Courthouse are preparing for the grand opening of the new facility Thursday. The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting in front of the new building in Chipley. The ceremony starts at 9 a.m. Attendees are also invited to tour the courthouse until 11 a.m. Food and light refreshments will be available. Many departments had a couple weeks to settle in before the big reveal and they say things are running pretty smoothly.

December 12, 2016