Council of Neighborhood Associations

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Penny for Pinellas

Announcement from the Neighborhood Partnership Office

Are you aware of what the Penny for Pinellas has done for our community? The Penny is a one-cent sales tax that funds new capital projects all across Pinellas County. Ever since voters first approved the Penny in 1989, it has added value to our county with projects like the Bayside Bridge, Pinellas Trail, environmental restoration of Lake Maggiore, new fire stations, libraries, recreation centers, athletic fields and more.

On March 13, 2007, voters will be asked whether they want to renew the Penny for another ten years. It’s important to remember that this is not a new tax – it is a renewal of a one-cent sales tax paid by all who spend money in the County, including tourists and other visitors who contribute approximately one third of the Penny revenue. The Penny for Pinellas funds these projects without relying on higher property taxes to make Pinellas County a better place to live, work and visit.

A renewal of the Penny would provide funding for some exciting future projects like a new expressway linking US 19 to I-275, public safety and emergency preparedness enhancements, expanded bicycle and pedestrian trails, Pier improvements and more. Please visit to find out more information about past and future projects and see what our citizens have to say about the Penny.

And please don’t forget to vote on March 13, 2007

If someone would like to have a speaker come to your association meeting, please call Budget and Management at 893-7436.


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