Sarasota County Surtax IV Public Input Meeting

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Program Type:

Special Events

Age Group:

Adults , Seniors

Program Description


The Sarasota County Surtax Advisory Task Force will host public input meetings to welcome community feedback on the future of the Penny Sales Tax (the Penny), which currently funds public safety, transportation, school priorities and other local improvements. 

Revenues from the Penny are shared locally between the school district, Sarasota County and municipalities, and are used to fund major projects identified by the assistance of several public input meetings. 

Projects include roadway resurfacing, school renovations and new school construction, water quality improvements, sidewalk construction, park and athletic field improvements, library renovations and new library construction, neighborhood improvements, sewer and utility system improvements, and public safety enhancements which includes fire station construction.