TAMPA — Hillsborough County withdrew a potential lifeline to a controversial home-energy financing program, a year after commissioners voted to kick it out of the county.
Wednesday, Commissioner Harry Cohen asked the board to consider restarting a local version of the Property Assessed Clean Energy program, known commonly as PACE, if it followed a series of consumer safeguards.
Final approval would have required a future vote, but Cohen withdrew his motion after a majority of commissioners said they would reject PACE if the final vote had been Wednesday.
“I don’t like the PACE program. I don’t like the structure. I