Group Expanding Investigation into GRU Fee Tax
The Seniors vs. Crime office is now looking into taxes on gas and water surcharges collected by Gainesville Regional Utilities. The group was previously only investigating a complaint about a tax on electric customer charges collected by GRU.
Read the original story.
According to SVC office manager John Caravella, an advisory opinion from Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi in 2013 is his basis for further inquiry. The opinion was issued regarding a similar case in Leesburg.
Seniors Versus Crime sent a letter to GRU attorney Shayla McNeill and to Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy today asking them to consider refunding customers $10.4 million in potentially improperly collected taxes.
The letter can be read below:
SVC to GRU – 6-10-14 Refund
This entry was posted in Local
and tagged Ed Braddy
, John Caravella
, Shayla McNeill
. Bookmark the permalink
More Stories in Local
Update 7/27/2015 at 7:15 p.m.: The suspect has been identified as Earl Jackson, according to a news release from the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office.
A memorial for Josh Greenberg, the co-founder of music streaming service Grooveshark, was held Friday evening at the Phillips Center. He was found dead in his home July 19.
Adoabi Ugochukwu, 22, was diagnosed with lupus at 15 years old. Now, she’s planning on starting a support group in Gainesville for lupus patients.
The City of Gainesville launched online and mobile service 311GNV Tuesday. Through the service, Gainesville residents can report non-emergency issues like potholes, graffiti and broken street signs.
The fate of the Confederate soldier statue in downtown Gainesville remains undecided as residents urge decision-makers to consider the town’s Civil War history. While some demand it stays in place, others argue for its relocation to the Matheson Museum.