What is the Penny for Pinellas?
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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
- 1 percent sales tax paid by everyone who spends money in the county
- Thousands of county and city projects since 1990 without relying on property taxes
- 1/3 of revenue contributed by tourists and seasonal visitors, providing more cost-savings to our Citizens.
- On Nov. 7, 2017, voters will decide on the Penny renewal for 2020-2030.