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?
On Nov. 7, 2017, Pinellas County voters will consider renewal of the Penny for Pinellas for 10 years.
Before the vote, the Board of County Commissioners wants your input on the most important areas to invest future Penny funds in our community. The results of this survey and other information will be considered as the Commission sets priorities for investing future Penny funds. These priorities will be based on broad input, including the County’s Strategic Plan, partner feedback, surveys and other public input. Future Penny priorities will be shared with the community online and through various public meetings in advance of the November 7 vote.
Since 1990, the Penny has helped build a better Pinellas by supporting thousands of projects in areas that matter most to our citizens, including:
- Improved roads, bridges & trails
- Water quality & flood prevention
- Safe, secure community
- Preserving parks & our environment
Please Note: The Penny is used for capital investments and infrastructure projects in the areas noted above as well as other projects that build a better community to live, work, play and do business. The Penny does not pay for daily County operations, maintenance and staff.
As a sales tax, the Penny is paid by everyone who spends money in our community, including tourists and seasonal residents who pay approximately one-third of the total Penny funds. The Penny is projected to generate about $2 billion from 2020-2030 that will be shared between the County and the 24 cities. Each city will set its own priorities. This survey is focused on the County's future Penny priorities. Learn more about the Penny at our website.
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