Building a Better Pinellas
From roads and bridges to neighborhood parks, the Penny for Pinellas supports investments in areas that matter most to our citizens. On Nov. 7, 2017, Pinellas County residents will decide on the renewal of the Penny for 10 years (2020-2030).
- Funds only long-term capital infrastructure projects that support our local community
- Shared between the County and 24 cities
- Not a new tax; the Penny has been in effect since 1990
- Only applies to the first $5,000 of a single purchase
- All Penny funds are collected in Pinellas and stay in Pinellas
How would the Penny be invested?
A renewed Penny would continue to support long-term capital projects in critical areas:
Future Penny Projects Map
Take a tour of potential Penny projects in Pinellas County and our 24 cities with our interactive map:
Projects without property taxes:
The Penny makes it possible to do more capital projects without relying on property taxes. The Penny generates the equivalent of 2.4 mills of property taxes ($314 on the average single-family home with a taxable value of $131,000). Without the Penny, the County and cities would rely more heavily on other funding sources such as property taxes to fund these projects or many would have to be delayed or not completed. Learn more on our information page or request a speaker for your community organization.