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Mitch Perry Report for 4.27.16 – Time for Hillsborough BOCC to make a decision

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Hillsborough County Commissioners unanimously approved increasing what used to be call impact fees but are now dubbed mobility fees. It’s actually a pretty big deal by itself, considering that they hadn’t done so since Ronald Reagan was still president. The fees are designed to have developers pay for the increase in construction to roads needed to handle the increased traffic. Fees for home developers building a house that range between 1,500-2,500 square feet would rise from $1,792 currently to $4,967…

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Eric Ward confirmed by Tampa City Council as new police chief

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Although he’s effectively been on the job for nearly two weeks, Eric Ward did not officially become the current police chief in Tampa until Thursday morning, when the City Council unanimously confirmed his appointment. It came while dozens of his fellow TPD officers crammed into the Council’s intimate chambers to be part of the occasion. The 48-year-old Ward grew up in East Tampa and has served in virtually every position in the department over the past 26 years. He served as…

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