Tampa council OKs stormwater fee increase

Meanwhile, as parts of Tampa remain under water Thursday night the city council held a contentious debate over a potential fix for the city’s antiquated stormwater system.

Residents have seen the video of flooded Tampa roads, and Mayor Bob Buckhorn has proposed a $250 million sewer fix.

But some argued the assessment would unfairly tax the owners of small- to medium-sized homes across the city.
Ultimately, after more than four hours of debate, councilors approved the plan and provided hope for relief over the next decade.

Background on the story:

Bayshore reopens after flooding due to Tropical Storm Colin

As storm approaches, Tampa re-pitches stormwater fee


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