Manatee County commissioners seek more control over content at public libraries  

MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — The debate is heating up in Manatee County over books available to the community. 


BayNews 9 

Commissioners move toward creating tax to pay for dredging  

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. — The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners approved ordinances Tuesday that pave the way to tax property owners in certain waterfront communities. 


Bradenton Times 

County’s Investments Grew $7.5 Million in Last Fiscal Year 

MANATEE COUNTY  — During a BOCC special work session on Tuesday, county commissioners received an update on county investments from the Manatee Clerk of the Circuit Court. As of the end of the county’s last Fiscal Year ending Sept. 30, 2022, the county’s investment portfolio saw net earnings of roughly $7.5 million. 


Keys News 

County eyes new air ambulances  

KEY WEST — The Monroe County Commission has agreed to start the process to purchase or lease three new Trauma Star air ambulance helicopters at a cost of roughly $52 million. 


Coral Spring Talk  

Broward County and Coral Springs to Revolutionize 911 Calls with New Interoperability Upgrade 

Broward County and Coral Springs are working to increase interoperability between their 911 communication systems.   



Palm Beach County to equip all county-owned drawbridges with AI camera system  

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Contact 5 learned Tuesday that Palm Beach County is spending $2 million to outfit all eight of its movable bridges with a new artificial intelligence camera system meant to aid bridge tenders. 



ABC Action News 

Hillsborough County leaders to discuss affordable housing changes 

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — Wednesday, Hillsborough County leaders will discuss the rising price of living in paradise. 



Record number of ‘cost-burdened’ renters spending more than 30% of income on housing  

WASHINGTON (TND) — Americans nationwide are struggling with high rental prices and new data shows a record number of renters are now spending more than they should be based on their income. 



Action News Jax 

St. Johns beach renourishment projects to begin June 

  1. JOHNS, Fla. — About 13 miles of St. Johns County beaches will be part of dune enhancement projects after Hurricanes Ian and Nicole caused devastation.



Route Fifty 

Cyber Training Expands to Local Leaders 

The National Cybersecurity Center will offer the training every two years, and push local governments to take advantage of free resources and information-sharing.