DADE CITY, Fla. – An outspoken critic of Pasco County government paid her $11,075.44 tax bill in dollar bills, plus 44 pennies.
The Tampa Tribune reports Julann Roe brought the stash of cash to the county office complex on Monday. Pasco County Tax Collector Mike Fasano says it took several employees more than an hour to count and verify it.
Roe's 41-acre estate in Dade City is valued at $711,447. It includes a 4,014-square-foot home with a covered pool, Jacuzzi and outdoor fireplace. There is also a detached garage and horse stables.
The newspaper reports Roe has attended multiple public hearings this year to speak against the budget, which employee pay raises for the first time in five years. In September she told officials she didn't feel obligated to pay for wage increases.