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Hillsborough Commission votes down 1 layoff, EPC furloughs listen

07/28/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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Hillsborough County may be in the thick of another tough budget process, but at least one employee will get to keep her job. County Land Use Ombudsman Maricela Medrano is known for being a liaison between the county and the Latino community. Her job was on the chopping block when Interim County Administrator Mike Merrill presented his budget to the Board of County Commissioners.

"We have a number of folks, who are hard working and have been laid of before, in the last round and in this ro...

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Hillsborough BOCC fires Bean with cause listen

06/16/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Wednesday
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In a six to one vote today, the Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners opted to fire County Administrator Pat Bean with cause. It was one of three options attorney Robert McCrea presented to the commissioners, and it was the least costly.

But McCrea warned the board that the option may cost more in the long run.

The other two options were terminating without cause, which would have given Bean more than 450,000 dollars in severance pay. It would allow her to resign yet still remain ...

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Hillsborough Commissioners still torn on transit tax ballot language listen

03/11/10 Kate Bradshaw
WMNF Drive-Time News Thursday
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The Hillsborough Board of County Commissioners deadlocked today on a a vote that would have adopted ballot language for November’s penny transit tax referendum.

For the commissioners who want to see the one-cent tax on the ballot, the issue was what the referendum’s wording should be. They debated whether to indicate that 75% of the money the tax would generate would go to mass transit, while the remaining 25% would go to rail. Commissioners Rose Ferlita, Ken Hagan, and Jim Norman vote...

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