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On November 7, voters will consider renewal of the Penny for Pinellas 1-percent sales tax. How should the County invest its portion of future Penny funds?

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Are you a resident of Pinellas County?

Response Percent Response Count
Yes 98.8% 553
No 1.3% 7

Do you live in a city within Pinellas County or in an unincorporated area?

Response Percent Response Count
City within Pinellas County 65.3% 365
Unincorporated Pinellas County 31.5% 176
I don't know 2.0% 11
Not applicable 1.3% 7

How familiar are you with the Penny for Pinellas sales tax?

Response Percent Response Count
I know how the Penny is used, including specific projects it has funded in the community 75.2% 409
I have heard of it, but don't know how it works or what projects it has funded 23.0% 125
I had never heard of the Penny for Pinellas 1.8% 10

Scenario: You have 25 pennies to spend on long-term community investments. How would you spend them on the following project categories?

Response Percent Response Count
Water Quality & Flood/Sewer Spill Prevention (projects to protect water quality and prevent flooding and sewer spills) 21.1% 2,912
Improvements to Roads & Bridges (enhancements to intersections, bridges and travel lanes) 20.1% 2,780
Pedestrian/Cyclist Safety Projects (crosswalks, intersection upgrades, cyclist lanes, sidewalks, multiuse trails) 8.1% 1,126
Parks & Environment (park facility upgrades, acquiring land for parks/environmental preservation) 11.1% 1,529
Economic Vitality (investing in land/infrastructure to attract and retain employers that provide more jobs and higher wages) 4.8% 667
More Housing Opportunities (investing in land for development of housing that is accessible to our citizens at all income levels) 6.7% 922
Public Safety Facilities and Equipment (fire stations and engines, sheriff vehicles, hurricane shelter space, public safety radio system) 8.5% 1,181
Recreational/Community Facilities (youth sports, community centers, libraries and other public facilities) 10.7% 1,482
Other (please describe in next question) 6.5% 896

If you allocated pennies to "Other," please describe the project area that's important to you. Otherwise, skip to the last question.

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Please use this space to share any additional comments with us.

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Brian Corigliano inside Zip Code 34683
April 16, 2017, 12:28 PM
  • Are you a resident of Pinellas County?
    • Yes
  • Do you live in a city within Pinellas County or in an unincorporated area?
    • Unincorporated Pinellas County
  • How familiar are you with the Penny for Pinellas sales tax?
    • I know how the Penny is used, including specific projects it has funded in the community
  • Scenario: You have 25 pennies to spend on long-term community investments. How would you spend them on the following project categories?
    • Water Quality & Flood/Sewer Spill Prevention (projects to protect water quality and prevent flooding and sewer spills) (5)
    • Improvements to Roads & Bridges (enhancements to intersections, bridges and travel lanes) (5)
    • Parks & Environment (park facility upgrades, acquiring land for parks/environmental preservation) (5)
    • Economic Vitality (investing in land/infrastructure to attract and retain employers that provide more jobs and higher wages) (5)
    • Recreational/Community Facilities (youth sports, community centers, libraries and other public facilities) (5)
  • If you allocated pennies to "Other," please describe the project area that's important to you. Otherwise, skip to the last question.
    No response.
  • Please use this space to share any additional comments with us.
    No response.
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Did you know?

Property tax supports ongoing costs for County services, such as operations, staff and facility maintenance. The Penny sales tax, however, funds long-term capital projects - e.g. roads, flood prevention, public safety facilities, parks and other infrastructure projects that build a better community to live work, play and do business. 

Please take a moment to learn about the County's main funding sources before proceeding to the exercise below:






Water Quality & Flood/Sewer Spill Prevention (projects to protect water quality and prevent flooding and sewer spills)

Improvements to Roads & Bridges (enhancements to intersections, bridges and travel lanes)

Pedestrian/Cyclist Safety Projects (crosswalks, intersection upgrades, cyclist lanes, sidewalks, multiuse trails)

Parks & Environment (park facility upgrades, acquiring land for parks/environmental preservation)

Economic Vitality (investing in land/infrastructure to attract and retain employers that provide more jobs and higher wages)

More Housing Opportunities (investing in land for development of housing that is accessible to our citizens at all income levels)

Public Safety Facilities and Equipment (fire stations and engines, sheriff vehicles, hurricane shelter space, public safety radio system)

Recreational/Community Facilities (youth sports, community centers, libraries and other public facilities)

Other (please describe in next question)

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