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Temple Terrace landlord says ‘warrantless searches’ in city housing-compliance program unconstitutional

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A landlord is suing the City of Temple Terrace over what he claims is an unconstitutional housing compliance program. Lea Family Partnership owns eight rental properties, seven of which are in Temple Terrace. In the class action complaint, Lea Family is suing the City of Temple Terrace and Len Valenti, the city’s Housing Compliance Officer. Lea Family claims the implementation of the Rental Housing Program is a violation of protections under the Fourth, Fifth and 14th Amendments. They claim the…

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If there is one member of the PTC who should support Uber, it’s David Pogorilich

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Beyond convenience and affordability, ridesharing services like Lyft and Uber have become an essential, safe alternative to drunken driving. One person who should understand this best is David Pogorilich; Uber could have prevented his DUI nearly two decades ago. An Uber ride — at only a few dollars — is certainly preferable to a DUI, which brings thousands of dollars in legal fees, not to mention the possible tragedy of a wreck. Pogorilich, a member of the Hillsborough County Public…

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Tampa Chamber is backing proposed half-cent sales tax for Hillsborough transportation

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A key business group is supporting the proposed half-cent sales tax to fund Hillsborough County transportation. “Based on our study of the issue, the Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce supports a half-cent sales tax for a duration of at least 20 years to fund transportation options within Hillsborough County, including the incorporated cities of Plant City, Tampa and Temple Terrace,” the group said in a press release Thursday. Tampa Chamber President Bob Rohrlack added that internal polls and surveys conducted…

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Dennis Ross glad he’s “still living in his district” after redistricting

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Republican U.S. Rep. Dennis Ross of Lakeland said he can live with the new shape of his 15th Congressional District approved by the Florida Supreme Court on Wednesday even though it cuts more of his home county out of his district. Like many Florida members of Congress, Ross’ district boundaries changed when the court certified the redistricting of congressional territories. He lost the cities of Bartow and Mulberry in Polk County from his district and Temple Terrace and Lutz in…

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