Pinellas transit referendum language approved 6-1 after outpouring of support

12/11/13 Janelle Irwin
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Pro-transit advocates flooded Pinellas County Commission in February to make sure a referendum makes it to the 2014 ballot.

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Pinellas County Commissioners approved ballot language asking for a one penny sales tax to fund transit improvements that would include passenger rail. More than 50 pro-transit advocates spoke in favor of the referendum during a four hour public hearing Tuesday night.

A positive vote in 2014 would start the new funding on January 1, 2016 and run indefinitely unless it

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