Punta Gorda council mulls tax for planned canal


PUNTA GORDA, Fla. — City Council will discuss a proposal to tax homeowners to finance a planned $1.5 million canal that would provide faster access to Charlotte Harbor.

Residents of the Bird Section of Punta Gorda Isles could wind up having to pay $964 each.

The public hearing on the proposal will take place during the council meeting at 9 a.m. Wednesday in council chambers at City Hall on 326 W. Marion Ave.

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