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Hillsborough County seeks public feedback on its Draft Strategic Plan

Hillsborough County seeks public feedback on its Draft Strategic Plan

Hillsborough County, Florida -- After three months of public input and five months of planning workshops, research and retreats, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners has created their draft Strategic Plan for the County.

Residents are encouraged to review the draft Strategic Plan and give their comments on the Plan through the Strategic Plan blog, via email or phone by May 14. The County Commission will take their final vote on the Plan at their regular Board meeting on May 15.

The Committee on Status of Women meets Tuesday in Downtown

The Committee on Status of Women meets Tuesday in Downtown

Tampa, Florida-- The Commission on the Status of Women is holding it's April meeting from 10 a.m. to 11:30 this coming Tuesday April 23rd on the 26th Floor of the County Center in Conference Room b. 

The Committee on the Status of Women, also known as COSW, serves in an advisory capacity to the Board of County Commissioners on matters pertaining to the status of women.   

For more information, contact Beth Pytlik, Intergovernmental Relations And Special Projects Coordinator, at 813-276-2640. 

Politicians with no company or product get millions in grant money

Politicians with no company or product get millions in grant money

Wauchula, Florida -- Finding a job is a tough task for thousands of Floridians. So when word a new company was coming to a small Bay area town, people had hope.

Rural Hardee County gave the company millions of dollars, but as the 10 News Investigators discovered, a group of powerful politicians without any company or product already had their own plans for that money.

Land Use Appeal Board to meet in downtown Tampa

Land Use Appeal Board to meet in downtown Tampa

Tampa, Florida -- If you are unhappy with decisions of the Land Use Hearing Officer on special use permits and variances from zoning regulations in Hillsborough County, you have an opportunity to appeal it.

The Hillsborough County Land Use Appeal Board is meeting at 1 p.m. this Friday, Feb. 8 in the 2nd Floor Board Room of County Center.

County Center is located at 601 East. Kennedy Blvd. in downtown Tampa.

For more information, contact Karen Matches, Citizens Boards Support, at 813-272-7181.

Animal Advisory Task force tries to minimize euthanasia

Animal Advisory Task force tries to minimize euthanasia

Tampa, Florida -- If you are concerned with minimizing animal euthanasia, you will want to be at the next animal advisory task force meeting.

The task force is going to try to figure out a financially feasible plan to cut down on the amount of animals that are euthanized by the County animal shelter, and part of the meeting is going to be opened for public comment.

The task force will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9 in Conference Rooms A and B on the 26th floor of the County Center. The County Center is located at 601 East Kennedy Blvd in downtown Tampa.

Council on Aging scheduled to meet

Council on Aging scheduled to meet

Tampa, Florida --If you are concerned about issues affecting the elderly, then you might be interested in the next meeting of the Hillsborough County Council on Aging.

The Council has a meeting scheduled from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8 on the 22nd Floor of County Center in Conference Room 2202 E. The County Center is located at 601 E. Kennedy Blvd in downtown Tampa.

For more information, contact Mary Ellen Guszkiewicz, Aging Services, at 813-307-3665.

Highlands County BOCC announces board vacancy, seeks applicants

Highlands County BOCC announces board vacancy, seeks applicants

Sebring, Florida -- The Highlands County Board of County Commissioners has announced it is seeking applications for membership on the Construction Licensing, Enforcement and Appeals Board (CLEAB).  

The CLEAB consist of seven regular members and two alternates. The Board says it will consider interested applicants from the following disciplines: contractors licensed pursuant to FS 489, locally licensed specialty contractors, the building industry, and the public at large.