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Penny for Pasco
About Penny for Pasco
Penny for Pasco County Sign
Thank-you Pasco County voters! The Penny for Pasco is a Local Government Infrastructure Surtax passed by Pasco County voters on March 9, 2004 and again on November 6, 2012. The surtax became effective on January 1, 2005 to December 31, 2014. Voters signaled their approval for the continuation of the Penny for Pasco for another ten years, beginning in January 2015. The renewal was supported by 70% of the voters in Pasco County! The revenue from this Penny will continue to enhance the quality of life for our citizens through the completion of capital projects and purchases by the County, Cities and the School Board. Please explore this page and the links to different projects and reports to see how the Penny for Pasco is "Bringing Opportunities Home."
Proceeds
Proceeds are divided as follows:
  • Pasco County 45%
  • School Board 45%
  • Municipalities 10%

Original 2005 Penny - Pasco County Share
Pasco County's share of 45% is distributed as follows:

Original Penny for Pasco Project List
The Board of County Commissioners approved the “Penny for Pasco Project List” by Resolution on December 16, 2003.

Original Penny – Update and Requested Use of Uncommitted Penny for Pasco Funds (May 28, 2013)
The Board of County Commissioners received an update on the status of the Original Penny for Pasco projects, uncommitted Penny for Pasco funds available and suggested projects for funding from the uncommitted funds at a Workshop on May 28, 2013.  Information can be found at BCC Workshop 2013-05-28 (Penny for Pasco FY13 Update and Uncommitted Funds).

2015 Penny Renewal - Pasco County Share
In the new proposal, Pasco County's share of 45% is distributed as follows:
  • 40% for transportation improvements and to address traffic congestion
  • 20% for economic development & job creation
  • 20% for the acquisition of environmental lands
  • 20% for improving public safety

The new distribution would take effect on January 1, 2015.

2015 Penny for Pasco Project List
The Board of County Commissioners approved the “2015 Penny for Pasco Project List” by Resolution on July 10, 2012.  The 2015 Penny for Pasco will provide business incentives for qualified industries that create high paying jobs in the County, fund the purchase of law enforcement, fire and rescue vehicles equipped with laptop computers; construct transportation projects that include intersection improvements, sidewalks and pedestrian safety projects, new bicycle/pedestrian trails, and several public transportation projects; retrofit and equip our schools built before 1975 with new technology and provide repairs to aging schools; and, protect our water resources through the purchase of environmental lands.  We have a lot of great work to do!
 
The Pasco County Board of County Commissioners and County staff will continue to be good financial stewards of the Penny for Pasco and, remain accountable and transparent to our citizens.  We appreciate the support you’ve shown in this valuable initiative and we are committed to deliver public safety purchases, transportation improvements, opportunities for economic growth and development, and continue preservation of environmental lands for the protection of water resources and our natural environment. 
 
We thank-you for supporting the continuation of “Penny for Pasco”.