Nearly two years ago, Florida’s Legislature enacted a law that banned any city or county from enforcing gun and ammunition restrictions. This law lifted long-standing ordinances banning weapons…Continue
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By Rich Pollack
Thanks to significant increases in overall property values and several hundred thousand dollars’ worth of cuts to the town’s proposed 2015-2016 budget, Highland Beach residents are likely to see their municipal tax rate drop for the first time since 2011.
Town commissioners have discussed the possibility of cutting the operating tax rate from $3.95 per $1,000 of assessed value to $3.70 or less per $1,000. The overall tax rate, including…
By Sallie James
Boca Raton would add four code enforcement officers, four firefighter/paramedics and five new police officers under a proposed 2015-2016 municipal budget that holds the line on property taxes and adds two new programs and new personnel for city beautification.
The good news for taxpayers is that the city property tax rate would be slightly down from a year ago under the proposed $625 million 2015-2016 budget. The budget includes 34 new…
By Steve Plunkett
The proposed Houston’s restaurant at the old Wildflower site will have a breathtaking view of the Intracoastal Waterway, but it won’t have docks, the developer says.
And a fence will block access on the waterfront walkway to the boat launch area at adjacent Silver Palm Park, said Glenn Viers, vice president of the Hillstone Restaurant Group, which the city chose to build the eatery.
Viers told a crowded Sept.1 meeting of the…
By Rich Pollack
During meetings with residents concerned that a new U.S. Customs Station at the Boca Raton Airport would generate more noise, airport leaders realized they could be doing a better job of telling the airport’s story.
“That was the catalyst that made us…