Monday, April 11, 2022

With Every Word They Say, Every Game They Play - We'll Be Watching the 5 Democrat Commissioners Focus on Tampa Rail/Transit Not Needed New Road Capacity

Tampa, Fl

From: Eye On Tampa Bay
Posted by: Sharon Calvert

We are right again! 

 Hillsborough County commissioners Kimberly Overman, Mariella Smith, Harry Cohen, Gwen Myers and Pat Kemp are the Tampa Centric 5 county commissioners. All five are Democrats. Overman, Kemp and Smith are countywide commissioners whose focus is the urban core of Tampa, not unincorporated Hillsborough where most of their constituents reside. 


The Tampa Bay Business Journal (TBBJ) article confirms this in their March 23rd post about the motion by Myers for a do-over AFT 2.0 30 year ONE PERCENT (NOT ONE CENT) $18 MILLION rail tax on the November ballot:

The motion was spearheaded by Commissioner Gwen Myers, who threaded the line between the commissioners looking out for unincorporated Hillsborough County's interests (Stacy White and Ken Hagan) and the Tampa-focused commissioners (Pat Kemp, Kimberly Overman, Mariella Smith and Harry Cohen).

The Tampa Centric 5 are transit activists who want taxpayers in unincorporated Hillsborough to fund costly rail projects in Tampa. They are hostile to adding new road capacity and hostile to the super super super majority in Hillsborough who use their cars and vehicles.

What one says, does and who they associate with reflects their ideology and agenda. Connect the dots.

 Commissioners Overman and Kemp are associated with the STOP TBX transit activists and their formal organization Sunshine Citizens. These activists opposed the expansion and widening of I-275 and fixing malfunction junction that have been in FDOT's plans for decades. 

 Commissioners Kemp and Smith have been leaders with the Tampa Bay Sierra Club for many years. The Sierra Club advocates for the costly "Green New Deal". They endorsed Kemp and Smith and supported the 2018 illegal and unlawful All for Transportation (AFT) rail tax. The Sierra Club's December 2016 newsletter stated that "On November 8 the voters of Hillsborough County elected Sierra Club activist Pat Kemp to the County Commission". 


This post is contributed by EYE ON TAMPA BAY. The views expressed in this post 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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