Posted: 3:58 am Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016
By Ann Kelly
The CDC has issued a travel warning for the area in South Florida where up to 15 people may have a contracted a locally transmitted strain of the Zika virus. CDC Director Tom Frieden was on “Good Morning American” Tuesday and said it’s been a tough fight and that the mosquitoes carrying the virus may be resistant to the insecticides being used. The area affected is in a neighborhood just south of Miami.
The Hillsborough County School Board gave tentative approval to a $2.8 billion dollar budget on Tuesday along with decreasing property taxes. Another public hearing comes up Sept. 6th.
School buses in Pasco County will be equipped with GPS systems when they hit the road next week. The new program will let the schools know exactly when a bus stops, even when a door is open and if the kids will be at school, or at home, on time.
The Hillsborough Public Transportation Committee ended before anything could be discussed when Temple Terrace Councilman David Pogorilich left to take a phone call. Some 20 minutes later it was determined there were not enough members left for a quorum. The meeting will resume on August 16th. The meeting was set to talk about how to regulate the ridesharing companies.
It’s a little easier on the wallet to fill up these days. Gas prices are at their lowest level since April. AAA attributes the lower prices to gas and oil supplies readily available. The national average price for a gallon is at $2.13; in Florida, it’s $1.97.
What’s left of the old Red Rose Inn in Plant City will not be auctioned off this Saturday. due to the amount of items they need to catalogfor the auction and will announce another date soon. The Inn become the home Florida Rehabilitation and Recovery Services, a drug and alcohol recovery center sometime by the end of the year.