Christie Zimmer from District 2 and Shannon Wittwer from District 4 will answer questions and explain their opposition to unbridled growth without infrastructure being rubber-stamped by the current commission.
Land O’Lakes, Florida. In Pasco County’s hotly contested races for County Commissioner seats in Districts 2 and 4, transparency is hard to come by. Straw candidates have been filed in both races to close the open primaries since no actual Democratic Party candidates are running. In response, two candidates are hosting a Town Hall Meeting on August 15th from 7 to 9 pm at the Land O’Lakes Heritage Park Community Center at 5401 Land O’ Lakes Boulevard in Land O’ Lakes.
Pasco County has become a developer’s playground with the County Commissioners regularly overlooking the county’s Comprehensive Plan in favor of growth that does not support itself. To date, only two candidates have taken a “slow the growth” position in the district races.
The current Commissioners have stretched fire, police, and emergency services to the breaking point. County offices are suing the County, Commissioners are under Federal investigation as is the Sheriff, and staff turnover is climbing.
Both candidates know that growth does not pay for itself and that the current development already approved by the Commissioners is far in excess of demand or need.
Both candidates are looking forward to the opportunity to hear community concerns and share their opinions and positions with Town Hall Attendees. The Pasco Communities Network, Zimmer, and Wittwer will use their Facebook pages to stream the meeting for those who cannot attend.
In Pasco County, all registered voters vote for County Commissioner positions although Commissioners are elected to represent specific districts. Candidates must reside in the district for which they are running.
• Early primary voting in Pasco County begins on August 13th until August 20th from 10-6.
• In-person voting on Election Day, August 23rd, is from 7 am to 7 pm.
• Mail-in ballots are already being received at a much higher rate than in past elections; voters can mail-in ballots or drop them off at voting booth locations.
• Mail-in ballots must be received (not just postmarked) before 7 pm August 23rd.
• For more information about how to vote visit www.pascovotes.gov
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