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Opinion

Take time to reflect, celebrate a great legacy

THE ISSUE: Martin Luther King Day.

OUR OPINION: We have come a long way, but still have miles to go.

Every third Monday of January we celebrate the legacy of Martin Luther King, whose voice and actions led the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

Poll

What is the most important issue Citrus County leaders face today?

Shortage of teachers.
10% (40 votes)
Road improvements.
8% (31 votes)
More restaurants, retail stores.
6% (23 votes)
More jobs.
34% (139 votes)
Litter.
2% (10 votes)
Fill in the empty storefronts.
21% (84 votes)
High taxes.
5% (22 votes)
Low taxes.
1% (6 votes)
Poor water quality (rivers, lakes, bays).
8% (32 votes)
I don’t see my choice, I will leave a comment instead.
5% (20 votes)
Total votes: 407

Should county commissioners OK a hike to the bed tax?

A. Yes, at 4 percent, but not at 5 percent.
7% (24 votes)
B. No. I don’t want an expansion of tourism in the county.
16% (53 votes)
C. Yes. Push it to 5 percent. Its found money.
30% (102 votes)
D. No. Not until we write a plan on how it will be used.
47% (160 votes)
Total votes: 339

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