Leon County Sales Tax Committee Meets

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By: Matt Galka

The Leon County Sales tax committee has the unenviable task of trying to stretch its almost $38M sales tax revenue across multiple community projects.

David Powell and his client Powerhouse, Inc. would like a piece of the pie.

"We're suggesting that some of that money be earmarked for constructing a road network for the Northeastern Part of the city that would be used to serve a new interchange on I -10," David Powell, Proposing New I-10 Interchange, said.

The proposed area is current land that was green lit for urban development back in 1990.

That interchange, based on the studies we've seen today, has the promise to relieve congestion on Thomasville Rd. US 90 as well as two protected canopy roads.

The land would be around the Miccosukee Canopy Road Greenway, with a walking bridge over it. Committee members say that because this is a long way out, they need much more info, but they are interested.

"I think if you're looking at things that are going to peak 10 years out, 15 years out, I think it's hard for us to understand how far in advance you have to plan for that, but this is one of those things you have to plan that far in advance for," Kim Williams, Leon County Sales Tax Committee, said.

Powell and his group were invited back to the next meeting on May 9th for a more detailed conceptual presentation.

Press Release: Leon County

WHO: Leon County, City of Tallahassee and BLUEPRINT 2000

WHAT: Leon County Sales Tax Committee Meeting

WHEN: Friday, April 26, at 12 p.m.

WHERE: Leon County Main Library (downtown), 200 W. Park Ave, first floor program room

The Leon County Sales Tax Committee will hold a meeting on Friday, April 26, at 12 p.m. in the first floor program room of the Leon County Main Library (downtown), 200 W. Park Ave.

This committee was formed to collect input and make recommendations regarding public policy for infrastructure sales tax issues within Leon County. All meetings are open to the public.

The Sales Tax Committee calendar and meeting agendas can be accessed on the committee’s website at www.LeonCountyFL.gov/SalesTax .

For more information, please contact Cristina Paredes, Leon County Intergovernmental Affairs and Special Projects Coordinator, at (850) 606-5300 or ParedesC@LeonCountyFL.gov.

Please note: Members of Imagine Tallahassee will attend this meeting. Subjects, which may appear before Imagine Tallahassee, may be discussed. In such instance, this meeting would be declared a special meeting of Imagine Tallahassee.

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