Funding for transportation & infrastructure: Is it now or never?
On the ballot this November are two one-half percent (or 0.5 cent per dollar) sales surtax questions. One 0.5 cent sales surtax is proposed to fund countywide transportation projects and the other 0.5 cent sales surtax is proposed to fund infrastructure projects. Together, they represent a one percent sales surtax, which is the equivalent of one penny per dollar spent. These two ballot questions are linked together, so that both must pass in order for either to take effect.
We all agree that we want improvements to our county and municipalities. Does this comprehensive proposal have sufficient detail, oversight and safeguard checks, or are we foolish to pass it? Our panel and moderator flesh out the pros and cons at our October breakfast.
John Renne, PhD, AICP. Director of The Center of Urban & Environmental Solutions, FAU
Rosemary O’Hara, Editorial Page Editor, Sun Sentinel
Hon. Daniel J. Stermer, Mayor of Weston; consultant, Development Specialists, Inc.
MODERATOR: Kathy Koch, Ambit Advertising & Public Relations
OCT. BREAKFAST SPONSOR: The Greater Pompano Beach Chamber of Commerce