What is Penny for Pinellas? From bridges that span our waterways to neighborhood parks – for nearly 30 years, the Penny for Pinellas has supported investments in areas that matter most to our Citizens: faster travel with 68 new lane miles, 16 major roads with added lanes, and rebuilt bridges; safer communities with more than 20 fire and emergency facilities built or renovated, and more than 150 projects to enhance our stormwater systems and flood control; and protection of natural resources with hundreds of acres of land preserved, upgrades to 21 parks and more than 50 new miles of multiuse trails.
Penny for Pinellas Facts
On Nov. 7, 2017, voters will decide on the Penny renewal for 2020-2030.
1 percent sales tax paid by everyone who spends money in the county
1/3 of revenue contributed by tourists and seasonal visitors, providing more cost-savings to our Citizens.
Thousands of county and city projects since 1990 without relying on property taxes
The vote in November would not create a new tax. The vote would renew a tax that has been in effect since 1990.
This tax is used for law enforcement, fire departments, community/recreation centers, roadway improvements and many more community investments that directly benefit you.
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