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Pinellas County staff to answer questions on Penny for Pinellas program Monday

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Pinellas County staff will be on hand at Monday’s meeting of the Council of North County Neighborhoods to talk about the Penny for Pinellas program.

Staff will discuss the one-cent sales tax, give a presentation on past projects funded by the program, and answer questions about projects being proposed for funding.

Ideas for capital improvement in North Pinellas County are also welcome.

The one-cent sales tax has been around since 1990 and is split between the county and the 24 cities to fund long-term projects such as roads, parks and fire stations.

The tax must be reapproved by voters every 10 years and will be on the ballot in November. If it passes, the program will run through 2030.

The Council of North County Neighborhoods will be held at the East Lake Woodlands Clubhouse at 1055 East Lake Woodlands Parkway in Oldsmar starting at 7 p.m.

More information on the Penny for Pinellas program can be found on the Pinellas County website, while more information on meetings for the Council of North County Neighborhoods can be found at

Drew Wilson covers legislative campaigns and fundraising for SaintPetersBlog and While at the University of Florida, Wilson was an editor at The Independent Florida Alligator and after graduation, he moved to Los Angeles to cover business deals for The Hollywood Reporter. Before joining Extensive Enterprises, Wilson covered the state economy and Legislature for LobbyTools.

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