This Week in Politics – September 2, 2018

TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – Hard to match last week with all the excitement of Florida’s primary elections, but there’s still a lot going on in Florida politics this week.

On Tuesday, Polk County school board will hold a work session at 2 p.m., followed by a board meeting and public hearing at 5 p.m., to adopt the final budget, tax rates, and revisions to school board policies.

Also on Tuesday, the city of Sarasota will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. about raising its property tax rate to offset costs from five parks and recreation facilities.

The facilities “currently maintained by Sarasota County through an interlocal agreement will return to the City for operations and maintenance on October 1 when the agreement expires,” according to a news release from city officials.

The five facilities are: Arlington Park and Aquatic Facility, Centennial Park and Boat Ramp, Ken Thompson Park, Lawn Bowling Facility and Payne Park Tennis Center.

The tax increase is about $10 bucks a year for every $100-thousand dollars in home value, so the owner of a $300,000…

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