Tampa Bay Times 

Pinellas government takes another step toward move out of Clearwater  

For years, Pinellas County officials have pondered whether the county’s government should move out of its outdated campus in downtown Clearwater. As of last week, that possibility is closer to fruition than ever. 


Keys News 

County to take up increased tax rate and budget  

With the Monroe County government proposing a significant property tax increase for non-homesteaded properties, the County Commission will hold the first of its two final budget and tax hearings Wednesday, Sept. 6. 



NBC Miami 

Why is Miami-Dade considering increasing trash bills? 

Residents of Miami-Dade County may soon see an increase in their trash collection fees. 


The Capitolist 

Fifteen Florida communities lose federal eligibility for rural status due to population growth  

(The Center Square) – Nine counties in Florida have areas that will no longer be eligible to participate in a federal loan program for rural housing due to population increases. 



Cape Coral Breeze 

Lee Commissioners approve funds for non-profit rental units through Hurricane Housing Recovery Program  

The Lee Board of County Commissioners approved nearly $6.7 million in Hurricane Housing Recovery Program grant funds for rehabilitation of nonprofit-owned rental units and construction of new rental property. 


Live Now Fox 

Losses from Hurricane Idalia expected to top $10 billion  

CEDAR KEY, Fla. – As recovery efforts from Hurricane Idalia kick into high gear across parts of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, early estimates have suggested the final price tag for the major cyclone could reach between $12 billion to $20 billion. 



‘We were blessed:” Nearly 100% of Columbia County cleaned up after Hurricane Idalia  

LAKE CITY, Fla. (WCJB) -Columbia County Commissioners say nearly 100% of power outages are restored after Idalia downed power lines and left debris in the roads and many homes without power.