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Hillsborough Citizen Advisory Committee proposes $3B budget savings, possibly spent on transportation

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A new report issued by the Hillsborough County Citizens Advisory Committee identified potential savings in 14 specific areas could save more than $3 billion over the next three decades, which could be spent on transportation, infrastructure and/or tax cuts. The 13-member committee has met twice a month since July analyzing the budget before handing off its list of recommendations to the BOCC last week. “We determined you don’t have to have a sales tax to raise this amount of money,” says Spencer Kass, a member…

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Bob Buckhorn names his seven choices to Citizens Review Board

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(Updated) Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn’s office announced on Monday the names of his seven choices and two alternates to serve on the Citizens Review Board, the recently named agency assigned to review Tampa police producers and policies. The announcement comes after the mayor and the City Council quarreled for over a month about how many selections each would get for the nine-member board plus two alternates. That issue was resolved when the council voted two weeks ago to have the mayor…

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