‘In a community like this, we need that’: Alachua County Commissioners pass a program focused on tenant’s rights 

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) – Alachua County Commissioners passed the Rental Permitting Program ordinance in a 4-to-1 vote. 


Orlando Sentinel  

Seminole set to approve nearly billion dollar budget for next fiscal year  

Faced with increasing costs for public safety, keeping roads in good shape and hiring new employees, Seminole commissioners on Tuesday gave preliminary approval to a larger budget for next fiscal year and opted to keep property taxes at the same rate for the 13th consecutive year. 


Your Sun 

Sarasota County reduces funding allocation for human services 

VENICE — Maintaining its commitment to fund a mental health special district, Sarasota County commissioners reduced the funding available for other contracted human services during a meeting Tuesday. 


Florida Politics 

Nassau County Commissioners give initial approval to $425M budget, 3% millage reduction  

Nassau County Commissioners got a look at next year’s budget this week, which staff completed to be in line with a 3% millage reduction. The reduction, announced in July, is the first time there has been consecutive countywide property tax decreases in Nassau County in years.   


ABC 7 

Manatee County approves $2.4 billion budget 

BRADENTON, Fla. (WWSB) – Manatee County Commissioners on Tuesday unanimously approved next year’s budget that will lower property taxes and increase spending for transportation projects and parks. 



New funding to help address homelessness in Leon County  

LEON COUNTY, FLa. — Leon County Commissioners approved new funding that will help those experiencing homelessness in our community. 


Florida Today 

Brevard County Commissioners vote to give themselves a 3.37% pay hike  

Brevard County Commissioners, ignoring the voices of critics and fiscal conservatives, voted on Tuesday to give themselves a pay raise, hiking their salaries from $58,145 to $60,272.98, starting in January.   



Palm Beach Post 

Why Lake O plan has some worried that drought could become a crisis 

Amid a moderate drought and a fading rainy season, Palm Beach County officials are raising concerns again about the federal plan to manage South Florida’s most important natural resource — Lake Okeechobee. 




Alachua County Commissioners pass motion to make changes involving affordable housing 

Alachua County Commissioners unanimously passed a four-part motion to make changes regarding affordable housing.