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Mitch Perry Report for 11.5.15 – A Hillsborough transportation plan without a sales tax?

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I received a text message last night informing me that the Tampa Bay Sierra Club had embraced Hillsborough County Commission Chair Sandy Murman‘s late-hour plan to fund transportation projects – which sounds like a larger sized version of what the Club called for back this past summer. You remember, the Club called for the county to began raising mobility fees and the gas tax, saying it would be a good start to raising funds for the county’s myriad transportation needs. I’ve…

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Sierra Club says BOCC needs to change things now before it will support transportation tax

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Pat Kemp, the program chair of the Tampa Bay Sierra Club, says it’s not so much that the organization is completely against the proposed half-cent sales transportation tax that could come before Hillsborough County voters next year (as SPB first reported on Wednesday night). It’s just that the group wants to see the county commit to other issues dealing with development and transportation that don’t require taxpayer approval before coming out and fully backing the measure. That includes raising development fees, changing a…

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