Sunday, April 3, 2022

The Hillsborough County Transportation Tax Battle Heats up ­­– Again

Tampa, Fl

From: Eye On Tampa Bay
Posted by: Sharon Calvert

Once again, the insiders in Hillsborough County that stand to make millions are pushing a new Transportation Sales Tax proposal. If you live or work in Hillsborough County, you need to read these three posts from Sharon Calvert’s Blog Eye on Tampa Bay.

As Hillsborough Pushes $18 BILLION Rail Tax Forward the Tampa Bay Times Admits AFT 2.0 Is To Fund Transit

Hillsborough County Commission Chair Kimberly Overman said the following at last Wednesday's March 23rd BOCC meeting as she pushed to put an AFT 2.0 do-over 30 year ONE PERCENT (NOT ONE CENT) $18 BILLION rail tax on the November ballot

"A transportation improvement plan that requires a single occupancy vehicle for a family to economically survive in this County is irresponsible and will NOT be a policy that will "allow" our communities to thrive, our businesses to thrive and is "in direct conflict to our responsibility towards equity." 
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Dr. Jim Davison Presents Plan to Fund Transportation In Hillsborough County Without A Tax Hike

Hillsborough County can fund its transportation and transit NEEDS without a massive new sales tax hike. Go directly here to watch Dr. Jim Davison's presentation at Cafe Con Tampa last Friday of an alternative transportation funding proposal that requires no additional new taxes.

Unfortunately at last W commissioners except Commissioner White voted to move forward on putting another AFT 2.0 do-over 30 year 1 PERCENT (NOT ONE CENT) $18 BILLION rail tax  ..on the November Wednesday's BOCC meeting, all of the Hillsborough County ballot…

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Hillsborough's On the Road Again To Putting 30 year 1 PERCENT (NOT 1 CENT) $18 BILLION AFT 2.0 Do-Over Rail Tax Hike on Ballot

Skyrocketing gas and food prices, raging inflation, many businesses and families financially struggling and so much economic uncertainty. No problem - Hillsborough's on the road to unnecessarily burden taxpayers even more with higher sales taxes, the most regressive tax that hurts the poor, lower and fixed income the most.

Hillsborough County hosted Transportation "Open Houses" in February/March. Open Houses are informal exhibition events to sell whatever the host is exhibiting to those who attend…..                                              Read More

 These posts are contributed by EYE ON TAMPA BAY. The views expressed in these posts are the blog publisher's and do not necessarily reflect those of the publisher of BayPost Internet.

 Cross Posted with permission from: Eye On Tampa Bay

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