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 our 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.
Penny for your thoughts?
For the current penny approved by voters from 2010-2020, the City of Largo has spent the penny (up though the current budget year) on stormwater drainage, road reconstruction, public safety vehicles and facilities, technology infrastructure, and community amenities like the Highland Recreation Complex and the Community Center.
The City has spent a significant amount of time developing plans to address infrastructure needs in preparation for the next referendum (November 7, 2017). Following a major analysis of the City's roads and stormwater systems, the City Commission has proposed a ten-year plan that allocates the estimated $100M in funding in the following way: Road Reconstruction ($35M); Fire Station Reconstruction ($12M ); Stormwater System Reconstruction ($14.5M); Public Safety Vehicles ($38.5M).
Pinellas County does indeed propose to spend some of the revenue on affordable housing; however, that is not in the City of Largo's plan. To communicate your priories for county-wide projects, you may contact your Board of County Commissioners by going to http://www.pinellascounty.org/forms/commission.htm.