Public Outreach Results. Consolidated Transit Development Plan (TDP) Unique Polk County Communities Listening Sessions Market Specific Services Operating / Capital Needs. 31 Listening Sessions held 2/6 – 4/19/2012 Outreach to over 10,000 Polk County residents. My Ride Plan .
My Ride Plan
Ridge-Highland Park, Hill Crest Heights & Babson Park
Cost per hour down 8.6%
$100,000 refunded to the Board of County Commissioners.
$50,000 refunded to the Polk Transit.
Municipal refunds to WHAT funding partners (TBD)
Moving the cost of county roads, bridges, and public transit away from exclusive taxation of homeowners and business owners of Polk County onto a sales tax based system shared by tourists, visitors, and everyone equally.
FUNDING STRATEGY“The swap”
. away from exclusive taxation of homeowners and business owners of Polk County onto a sales tax based system shared by tourists, visitors, and everyone equally.
+ for commercial and residential real estate markets.
+ expanded access for businesses.
+ regional mobility options for all 17 Municipalities and Poinciana.
+ “Fair” tax. 20% paid for by tourists
+ Sales tax does not include utilities, rent, mortgage, prescriptions, non-prepared foods, machinery for new or expanded business, labor, parts and equipment for new or expanded businesses, electricity used in manufacturing.
If not now, when?
What is our competitive advantage in the region?