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Slogans sought for pro transit tax campaign

Moving Hillsborough Forward, the political action committee created to promote passage of a new 1 cent sales tax to pay for light rail, buses and road improvements, is gearing up for a public hearing on the tax on May 13. That's the day Hillsborough County commissioners will consider putting a referendum on the tax on the November ballot. The group is asking supporters to wear green to the hearing, and on its Facebook page is seeking slogans for T-shirts and buttons. Suggestions so far: "I hate my car!" "If not now, when?" and "We can't afford not to."

David Singer, an attorney with Holland and Knight who serves as campaign coordinator, says May 13 is "day one of the campaign." Gary Sasso, chairman of the Tampa Bay Partnership, heads Moving Hillsboorugh Forward. Tampa Chamber of Commerce chairman Chuck Sykes is treasurer, and John Sykes is leading fundraising efforts. The executive committee includes Sykes, Sasso, Tampa Bay Partnership CEO Stewart Rogel and former Congressman and possible Tampa mayoral candidate Jim Davis. Republican political consultant Adam Goodman is handling promotions.

Janet Zink, Times staff writer

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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:35pm]

    

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