Children need your help in Guardian ad Litem outreach

Become an advocate for an abused or neglected child.

No one should simply shake their head and sadly lament the horrific story of child abuse. Instead of passive despair, let these tragic incidents serve as a galvanizing call to action for us all to commit to ending abuse and securing the safety and future of every child.

Yes, we can end child abuse. We can end it when we all become advocates for children.

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Citrus County Land Development Commission to hold Cardinal Street meeting

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners proposes to adopt:  A new Future Land Use Map category in relation to the Suncoast Parkway Interchange Management Area at W. Cardinal Street, along with supporting Text, Goals, Objectives and Policies.

Interested parties may appear at the meetings and be heard regarding the following proposed amendment(s) to the Citrus County Comprehensive Plan, the Citrus County Future Land Use Map, the Citrus County Land Development Code, and/or the Citrus County Land Use Atlas Map:

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Assistance with utility bill payments available

Citrus County Housing Services continues to assist low-income residents with their utility bill payments,

Through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps low-income families with home heating and cooling costs.

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Master Gardeners available daily to answer citizen questions

Each weekday, Master Gardeners are available, at no charge, to answer questions, identify plants and problems and make recommendations, when needed.

The Plant Clinic is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Citrus County Extension office at 3650 W. Sovereign Path on the Lecanto Government Complex.

Citizens are also welcome to call 352-527

Mitigation plan to aid county better prep for natural disasters

Citrus County is better prepared for disasters with the recent approval of their hazard mitigation plan by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) plan is a long-term strategy to reduce the community’s vulnerability to natural disasters.

The LMS plan approval extends to the following participating jurisdictions that provided a copy of their resolutions adopting the Citrus County, FL LMS plan:

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Animal Services and Care Center provides pet food pantry

Citrus County Animal Services and Care Center believes the human-animal bond should not be broken due to financial hardships; therefore, we offer assistance through our Pet Food Pantry to help pet owners continue to care of their furry family members.

The Care Center relies on donations of unopened bags of pet food, treats and canned food to be able to provide this service to the residents of Citrus County. Through these donations, we also provide pet food to programs such as Meals On Wheels and Community Food Bank – Citrus County.

If you are in need of assistance, please call the shelter at 352-746-8400 to set an appointment for pet food pick up.

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