Supporters and opponents debate Hillsborough's proposed transportation tax09/14/10 Robert Lorei
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Good afternoon, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Coming up today: a debate on the proposal to increase the sales tax one cent and to use the money to improve transportation in Hillsborough County. Among the projects to be paid for? A light rail system. At one time Tampa had a street car system on rails that served much of the central core of the city. It was dismantled in the middle of the 20th Century and since then Tampa and Hillsborough County have been reliant on an ever growing network of roads, toll roads, interstates and state highways.
Here to debate the one cent sales tax: David Singer is Campaign Director of Moving Hillsborough Forward, a grassroots coalition of Hillsborough County residents, neighborhoods, businesses, civic groups and community leaders determined to build a modern transportation system—including a light rail system.
Also here is Sharon Calvert who heads the Tampa Tea Party. She represents a grassroots group called No Tax For Trax.