Pinellas Wants Ideas for Spending $7.1 Million
The money comes from a settlement with BP. This is the second time the county has asked for residents’ ideas.
PINELLAS COUNTY – In its continued effort to engage citizens, the Pinellas County Commission is inviting residents to provide additional input regarding the future use BP settlement funds by completing a short survey.
This is the second time commissioners have asked for residents’ thoughts. An earlier survey resulted in more than 800 suggestions. Now the commission is hoping to get more definite ideas. The survey will be open until June 30.
Project ideas should be closely tied to the following guiding principles:
- Funded projects should be aligned with the commission’s Doing Things strategic plan, and should be planned or funded by Dec. 31, 2017.
- BP funds will be used for one-time only expenditures that have a substantial and visible community impact.
- Funded projects should support Pinellas’ economic and environmental sustainability, and/or create a sense of place.
- Unincorporated area projects throughout the county will be given priority.
- Use of county funding for projects within a city will require city participation.
About the BP Settlement Funds:
In July 2015, the county accepted a settlement from BP of $7.1 million. The settlement represents a one-time revenue source. Once these funds are expended, there will not be any additional related monies.
To take the survey, go to pinellascounty.org.
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