Funding Projects Without Property Tax

Courtesy of pinellascounty.org

The Penny is Pinellas County’s primary funding source for governmental capital projects, covering more than 70 percent of their costs. While routine costs for maintaining roads or public parks come from the County’s general fund – primarily supported by property taxes – most of our long-term investments are supported by the Penny. Examples include projects such as the Bayside Bridge, Keystone Road, the Fred Marquis Pinellas Trail and the Public Safety Complex. The Penny is used to attract funds from other sources like state and federal agencies.

Visit http://www.pinellascounty.org/penny/ for more info.

How is the Penny distributed?

The Penny is divided between the County and our 24 cities based on population. A portion of the renewed Penny would also be committed to countywide investments for the community as a whole.

For more details, see: Estimated Penny Distribution 2020-2030

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