When Palm Beach County voters go to the polls next year, they could be asked to increase the countywide sales tax by a half-cent to help pay for projects like roads and parks.
County Administrator Bob Weisman said Tuesday his staff is working on a proposal that, if approved by the seven-member commission, would put the sales-tax increase on the November 2014 ballot.
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The Palm Beach County Commission took the following action:
Prescription Drug Discount Cards: agreed to use money raised by a prescription drug discount card program to help pay for a series of expenses, including health care costs for the homeless and medical equipment for the county’s animal shelter.
Housing lawsuit: Agreed to delay a decision on whether to hire a law firm to sue mortgage lenders who targeted minority borrowers in violation of the federal Fair Housing Act. The law firm of Harris Penn Lowry, based in Georgia, has agreed to represent the county on a contingency basis.