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Hillsborough County commissioners continue discussion on 'All For Transportation' tax backup plan

Posted: 4:20 AM, Mar 04, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-04 07:56:59-05
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HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, Fla. — The discussion for "Plan B" for the transportation tax will continue Wednesday, March 4.

Hillsborough County commissioners are moving forward with a plan to potentially add a referendum on the November ballot for the 1% transportation sales surtax.

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On Wednesday, Commissioners will draft an ordinance and propose a future public hearing.

According to documents posted this week, if approved, the tax would generate more than $88 million in 2021 for transportation projects. In 2022, that number jumps to more than $117 million.

The city of Tampa, Temple Terrace, Plant City and HART would also receive a portion of this funding.

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If approved by voters, the tax would begin in 2021 and last for 30 years.

Meanwhile, AFT officials are still waiting to hear from the Florida Supreme Court on a decision regarding their tax. If justices approve the referendum, "Plan B" would no longer be relevant.