Mariella Smith

Water issues plague the Tampa Bay region

From low water pressure in south Hillsborough County caused by rapid development to a massive fish kill in Pinellas County waters caused by Red Tide, and the Piney Point disaster in April where a long...
Hillsborough County Commissioner Mariella Smith

Here’s what higher impact fees mean for Hillsborough County

Last week the Hillsborough County Commission voted 6-to-1 to raise park and mobility impact fees on new construction beginning in January. Commissioner Mariella Smith voted for the impact fees. “All the commissioners, almost all the...

Hillsborough will consider new location for ferry terminal: on Mosaic land

A vote to fund a daily passenger ferry service between South Hillsborough County and MacDill Air Force Base might be delayed again; but Hillsborough Commissioner Mariella Smith tells WMNF that’s because a major hurdle has...
Little Manatee River near Waimauma. By Seán Kinane (Apr. 2016).

Environmentalist slams proposed “sludge farm” along Little Manatee River

A Hillsborough County company is asking the county for permission to spread tons of human sewage waste over its property along the Manatee River system; but environmental activist Mariella Smith is fighting back against the...

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