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Greenlight Pinellas wins backing from Redington Shores Commission



The Greenlight Pinellas transit plan has won the backing of another city's governing body.

The Redington Shores Board of Commissioners voted unanimously Wednesday to endorse the referendum that will appear on the Nov. 4 ballot. Elected officials in 15 of the county's 24 cities have now supported the plan.

The margin was closer in Safety Harbor earlier this month, when the City Commission there voted 3 to 2 to endorse Greenlight.

The other cities that have endorsed the plan are Belleair, Belleair Bluffs, Clearwater, Dunedin, Indian Rocks Beach, Largo, Madeira Beach, Redington Beach, South Pasadena, St. Petersburg, St. Pete Beach, Tarpon Springs and Treasure Island.

One city body, the Seminole City Council, has voted against an endorsement.

If approved, Greenlight would raise the county sales tax from 7 cents to 8 cents on the dollar to expand bus service and build a 24-mile light rail system between St. Petersburg and Clearwater.

[Last modified: Thursday, August 14, 2014 6:46pm]


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