Lawmakers Keep Balance of Power As Is

TAMPA -

Lutz Republican Representative Kevin Ambler had filed bills giving Hillsborough County greater power on the Tampa Sports Authority and the county planning commission.

Ambler says the county has more people and should get more representatives on the boards.

The current board structures were created when the city had more people than the county.

The city of Tampa opposed the changes...and so did some of Hillsborough's state legislators. So Ambler squashed his proposals.

AMBLER: They did not feel enough effort had been made between the county and city to get together to work out a consensus product.

Ambler says he'll pick up the issue next year if the city of Tampa and Hillsborough County can't work out their differences about the boards.

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