Welch to Discuss Penny for Pinellas
The Penny for Pinellas sales tax is up for renewal in the Nov. 7 election.
PINELLAS COUNTY – Voters in Pinellas will decide in November whether to renew for another 10 years the Penny for Pinellas sales tax.
The Penny is a 1 percent sales tax funding long-term capital projects. The tax has been in effect since 1990 and has funded improved roads and bridges, water quality and flood protection, preserving parks and our environment and contributions to public safety. This is not a new tax and one-third is paid by visitors and tourists.And it only applies to the first $5,000 of a single purchase.
The Penny will be the topic at the annual meeting of the St. Petersburg Downtown Neighborhood Association. Speakers will be Pinellas County Commissioner Ken Welch and Mika Nelson from the city of St. Petersburg.
Refreshments will be available at 6:30 p.m. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 11) in the Cathedral Church of St. Peter, 140 4th St. N. The meeting is open to members and non-members.
The election is Nov. 7.
For information about the St. Petersburg Downtown Neighborhood Association, go to stpetedna.org.
For information about the Penny for Pinellas, go to pinellascounty.org.
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