Ocala city officials and Marion County School Board continue feud
The City of Ocala has filed an injuction against the Marion County School Board over its stormwater utility fee. The School Board stopped paying the service fee in the fall of 2011 because board members believed, as a public entity, they didn’t have to. Florida’s 89.1, WUFT-FM’s Tershone Phillips reports on the current status of the case.
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