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Bad Case of Distrust: County Tries to Hold Road Funding Hostage to Force Funding Costly Rail/Transit

Updated: Aug 26, 2021

No wonder there's a bad case of Distrust with County Center in Hillsborough. The effort by the Hillsborough County BOCC and County Administrator to place a second sales tax for transit on the ballot has already begun. Even before returning the $532 million illegally taken in their last attempt, they are planning to place essentially the same $16 billion-dollar 30-year rail tax on the ballot. They plan on using the same lies and pronouncements used in 2018 to get you to give them the money.

One of the biggest lies, which is new this year, is that if you don’t pass the sales tax the roads and sidewalks in the county will turn to dust. If you do not give them $700 million dollars over the next 10 years 20% of the roads in the county will be impassable, traffic lights will stop functioning, children will be walking in traffic without sidewalks and bridges will collapse. All within the next 10 years. This is basically what was told to the BOCC by the County Administration just 2 months ago at a transportation workshop. How did we get to this point, why is this happening now and who is to blame? Continue Reading Here

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