Club supports renewing Penny
The Dade City Garden Club gives full support to the renewal of the Penny for Pasco sales tax. We support the allocation of funds with 10 percent going to the cities, 45 percent each going to Pasco County and the Pasco County School District.
Furthermore, we support the distribution of Pasco County's share as 40 percent to transportation projects, 20 percent to public safety, 20 percent to economic development and 20 percent to preservation of environmentally sensitive lands.
The original Penny promised various projects. Many of those projects are now complete or will be complete by 2014. But our needs do not stop in 2014. Our schools still need modern technology to help our students achieve. Roads continue to need safety improvements. Our emergency service personnel need upgraded equipment. We need to protect our water resources through conservation of environmentally sensitive land. And, certainly, we need to encourage job creation and new business in Pasco County.
The Penny for Pasco sales tax is a fair revenue source generated by both residents and visitors to our county. For a better quality of life, we support the renewal of the Penny for Pasco sales tax for the next decade.
Laura Altman, Dade City
'Just say no' to Penny for Pasco
What would Ronald Reagan say to the Penny for Pasco? "Just say no."
When you vote in November, don't vote to continue the tax. The county commissioners don't seem to get it. They are out-of-control spenders, spending money as fast as it comes in.
We keep hearing we can't keep pools open, we can't have free parks, we have to pay fees (taxes) to launch boats and so on. Yet there's plenty of money to build sports tourism complexes.
In November, just say no to the Penny for Pasco.
Dave Trump, Holiday