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Tampa City Council District 7 candidates disagree on stormwater tax

in The Bay and the 'Burg/Top Headlines by

Last month, the Tampa City Council gave its approval to Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s proposal for a $251 million drainage improvement program. T he new fee starts at $45 per year for the owner of a medium-sized home, ultimately rising to $89.55 annually after six years. The tax will be higher with those with bigger homes, and less with those with smaller homes and less pavement. Businesses will also pay the fee. The six-member board (Yolin Capin was absent) voted 4-2 in favor of the…

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