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Hillsborough County transit tax debate begins in earnest



Hillsborough County commissioners have voted to schedule a public hearing on a transit tax referendum proposed for the November general election.

The public hearing will be at 6 p.m. May 13th at the All Peoples Life Center in East Tampa -- picked because it can accommodate a big crowd. They are expected to take a formal vote to actually place the issue on the ballot following the hearing.

"Let the great debate begin," said Commissioner Mark Sharpe, one of the leading advocates of the initiative.

It will, Thursday. Sharpe squares off against fellow Commissioner Al Higginbotham, who opposes the initiative, starting at noon at the Sun City Center Community Hall, 1910 S. Pebble Beach Blvd.

-- Bill Varian, Times Staff Writer  

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:33pm]


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