STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF “ALL FOR TRANSPORTATION”
AUGUST 23, 2018
The Tampa Downtown Partnership, a non-profit 501(C)(6) organization, serves as a steward of Downtown Tampa, cultivating public and private collaborations and encouraging Dowtown’s physical and economic development. As a proactive leadership organization representing business, residents and merchants, we act as an advocate for the Downtown community, including over 225 member companies, 8,100 residents, and 66,500 employees.
Increased investment on transportation initiatives helps support the live, work, play, and learn environment the Partnership works so diligently to foster. To address the challenges of transportation we face in our community, at the Tampa Downtown Partnership Board of Directors meeting held on August 21, 2018, the Partnership’s board of Directors unanimously voted to support the citizen-led “All for Transportation” referendum that will be placed on the ballot this November. This Hillsborough County Charter Amendment will implement a 1 cent sales tax for 30 years to fund transportation projects in Hillsborough County. The details of the investment plan are outlined at www.allfortransportation.com and the Partnership strongly encourages our members, community stakeholders and partners to support the efforts of the “All for Transportation” Campaign.
The Tampa Downtown Partnership believes it is time for Hillsborough County to invest in funding measures that will offer a variety of transportation and transit options to be made available for our citizens. “All for Transportation” is a long-term investment that provides the funding, planning and implementation strategy to take aggressive and responsible action on transportation issues that will improve the quality of life in our community.
Respectfully Submitted by:
Mickey Jacob, FAIA, NCARB, Tampa Downtown Partnership, Chairman
Linda Remund, Tampa Downtown Partnership, Acting President & CEO