Statement in Support of Hillsborough Education Tax


October 17, 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 Downtown’s physical and economic development.  As a proactive leadership organization representing business, residents, and merchants, the Tampa Downtown Partnership offers full support of the one-half percent sales tax referendum to better fund Hillsborough County Schools.

Representing over 225 member companies, 8,100 residents, and 66,500 employees, the Tampa Downtown Partnership believes that investing in education is important for our community and our future.

The new funding is necessary to pay for major repairs and to prepare Hillsborough County Schools for the growth in student population.

As a community, we understand the importance of support.  We encourage other Tampa business and community organizations to show their support for Strengthen our Schools by voting yes to the one-half percent sales tax referendum for Hillsborough County Schools on November 6

Respectfully Submitted by:


Mickey Jacob, FAIA, NCARB, Tampa Downtown Partnership, Chairman

Linda Remund, Tampa Downtown Partnership, Acting President & CEO



For details on the 1,785 specific projects that would address deferred maintenance and air conditioning replacements, improve safety and security, and upgrade classroom technology to prepare students for the modern workforce, see the attached flyer or visit the district’s Education Referendum website at