From bridges that span our waterways to neighborhood parks – for nearly 30 years, the Penny for Pinellas has supported investments in areas that matter most to Pinellas County citizens: faster travel with 68 new lane miles, 16 major roads with added lanes, and rebuilt bridges; safer communities with more than 20 fire and emergency facilities built or renovated, and more than 150 projects to enhance our stormwater systems and flood control; and protection of natural resources with hundreds of acres of land preserved, upgrades to 21 parks and more than 50 new miles of multiuse trails.
You can view how Treasure Island benefits from the Penny for Pinellas HERE. Future Penny for Pinellas projects are HERE on an interactive map.
Penny for Pinellas Facts
- 1 percent sales tax paid by everyone who spends money in the county
- Thousands of county and city projects since 1990 without relying on property taxes
- 1/3 of revenue contributed by tourists and seasonal visitors, providing more cost-savings to our citizens.
- On Nov. 7, 2017, voters will decide on the Penny renewal for 2020-2030.