Goals for One-Cent Sales Tax

By: Angelica Alvarez Email
By: Angelica Alvarez Email

Tallahassee - April 26, 2012 - 11:57pm

Some residents say they want to beautify the gateways of Leon County. Thursday night county leaders opened the floor to the public to find out how they would like to spend a one cent infrastructure sales tax.

Representatives with Gateway Tallahassee say North Monroe Street is one of those gateways that needs renovation. They say it's not the only area that needs TLC but it is a starting point.

They feel when people enter the county, they should see more than gas stations and bare medians.

Vince Long, the county administrator says, "It's important because there is an understand that we may not know of all the projects that are out there potentially to be funded."

Other ideas out of tonight's public meeting included the Tennessee Street bus and bike lane project as well as improvements to waste water treatment of Oak Ridge and Woodville sewers. An extension for the one cent tax will be up to voters in November.

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  • by john Location: tally on Apr 28, 2012 at 10:11 AM
    There so dumb..They will spend millions on plants and trees .that most will die due to lack of care and water after they are planted .they act as if there is only one road that comes into this city .what about crawfordville hwy hwy 90 hwy 20. Those area are much worse looking than north Monroe . Vote all these idiots out . They haven't a clue
  • by truthseeker Location: tally on Apr 27, 2012 at 04:01 PM
    If you want bus and bicycle lanes then tax the buses and bicycles till you have enough funds to pay for the lanes.
  • by Jim Location: Tallahassee on Apr 27, 2012 at 03:19 PM
    Until they can make a stronger case just vote NO!
  • by living proof on Apr 27, 2012 at 02:34 PM
    This is exactly the problem with voting in a 1 cent sales tax to fund a project, they never go away, even after the project has been completed. If you don't have a need for it - and it's obvious that you don't as you are looking for a way to spend it - then stop collecting it and let the taxpayers keep it. We certainly need it now since Obummer has run the economy into the ground. And remember folks, it's not just a penny - it's a penny on EVERY dollar on EVERYTHING that you buy.
  • by Anon2 Location: Tallahassee on Apr 27, 2012 at 02:12 PM
    They have to replace all the signs advertising their tax that are hiney ugly. Those signs alone are enough reason to vote this tax down when it comes back up for a vote. UNFORTUNATELY, the gimme people of this town will never vote to repeal this tax. "It's not an increase, it is just an extension of an existing tax". Stupid is as stupid does.
  • by it is really not that hard. Location: leon on Apr 27, 2012 at 01:21 PM
    they look so confused. like life or death. if it is not needed give it back or put it in the bank for a rainey day.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 27, 2012 at 09:27 AM
    No increase in taxes!!!!! Our 'governments' are supposed to be planning for these maintenance issues in order to make sure the $$$ is there from existing revenue. And, to our County Commissioners; make sure that you define 'infrastructure' as a 'need' and not a 'want'. Some examples of 'wants' that definitely are not 'needs' are Cascades Park and the Gaines Street project. Commissioners; govern yourselves before you try to govern us.
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      by Jim on Apr 27, 2012 at 11:09 AM in reply to
      This is not an increase, there just extending a tax that is already there to pay for the projects.
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        by Anonymous on Apr 27, 2012 at 01:31 PM in reply to Jim
        So by extending it, they are increasing what it would be without an extension. This is a raise in taxes.
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        by Anon2 on Apr 27, 2012 at 02:09 PM in reply to Jim
        It was an increase when they put it in place which was only a few years ago. Heaven forbid a government ever reducing taxes.
  • by roger on Apr 27, 2012 at 09:25 AM
    they are really going to discuss the bike/bus lane on Tenneessee street again? Where do they get these people?
  • by Anonymous on Apr 27, 2012 at 08:59 AM
    cut medicaid and they could pay for this without new taxes
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      by Anonymous on Apr 27, 2012 at 01:34 PM in reply to
      They can't cut medicaid. This is how we keep getting budget deficits. If you look at the state budget over the last few years, it has been pretty steady even though every year we have had budget deficits. The amount paid into medicaid/medicare has increase leaving less for other government functions and causing budget cuts in some areas to cover increases in medicaid/medicare.
  • by randy Location: tallahassee on Apr 27, 2012 at 08:56 AM
    who are these clueless clowns, vote them all out of office stop giving govt money so they can stop wasting it
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