Opponents of transit tax organize in Hillsborough listen07/13/10 SeÃ¡n Kinane
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In November, Hillsborough County voters will be able to decide whether to raise their sales tax rate by a penny in order to fund a range of transit options including light rail. Several community groups and business organizations support the transit tax. But today at County Center in downtown Tampa, a new group opposing the tax was unveiled.
Sharon Calvert is treasurer of NoTaxForTracks.com and president of the Tampa Tea Party. She is opposed to Novemberâ€™s referendum to raise Hillsboroughâ€™s sales tax from 7 cents to 8 cents on every dollar.
Karen Jaroch is chair of the Tampa 912 Project. Jaroch says theyâ€™re starting a new website, NoTaxForTracks.com.