Impact Fees

An impact fee is typically a one-time payment imposed by a local government on a property developer. The fee is meant to offset the financial impact a new development places on public infrastructure. Public infrastructure includes roads, schools, parks, recreational facilities, water and sewerage, among other services. Representative Bret Hague sponsored a bill that limited impact …

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Florida Turnpike Northern Extension

In October 2021, The Florida Department of Transportation started a study to extend the northern end of the Florida Turnpike beyond where it now ends at Interstate 75 in Wildwood. The project study area includes Citrus, Levy, Marion and Sumter counties. Currently, there are 4 proposed. You can follow the progress of this study here:

Reverse One Sumter

It happened in 2004. Some political experts argued that having Sumter County Commissioners selected through an at-large voting method could leave residents who live outside The Villages without a voice in their county. That is exactly what happened. It was sold as a tool to unite the county. Instead, it divided the county.The population of …

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2022 Democratic Dog Calendar Featuring the Winners of the Dog Photo Contest

THE DOG CONTEST IS OVER AND THE VOTERS HAVE DECIDED! Thanks to all who have cast votes in the Sumter County Democratic Dog Photo Contest!   See the “Dog Contest Leaderboard”, with FINAL ranking of the Top 25 dogs.  You can see the winner and all 55 dogs in our 2022 Democratic Dog Calendar. In addition to …

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