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Economic Development

Economic Development Quality of Life  Project PDF Overview Twelve percent, an estimated $90.7 million, of the penny sales tax proceeds will be reinvested into our community to create jobs and diversify our economy.  These economic development investments will be analyzed and vetted through a committee of economic development professionals, subject to an independent annual audit, and overseen by our locally elected leaders.  From start to finish, all economic development funding will be transparent and accountable to the public.   N Creates and promotes jobs right here in our community. N Possible economic development projects/programs would support: Workforce development Business expansion, retention, and attraction Airport infrastructure improvements and Madison Mile convention center. N Projects and programs vetted by economic development professionals and approved by both County and City Commissions. N Estimated Cost: 12% of penny sales tax proceeds ($90.7 million) N All projects/programs will be subject to an independent annual audit in order to maintain transparency and accountability. See Interactive Map Quality of Living Projects Economic Development Livable Infrastructure For Everyone (L.I.F.E.) Projects Water Quality and Stormwater Improvements Alternative Sewer Solutions Study Operating Costs for Parks Built with Penny Sales Tax Funds Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center Lake Lafayette and St. Marks Regional Linear Park Northeast...

Livable Infrastructure For Everyone (L.I.F.E.) Projects

Livable Infrastructure For Everyone (L.I.F.E.) Projects Quality of Life  Project PDF Overview The Livable Infrastructure For Everyone (L.I.F.E.) program recognizes that, given the considerable investment of the penny sales tax, no one should be without basic infrastructure in Leon County in the 21st century.  Two percent of the penny sales tax proceeds, an estimated $15.1 million, will be dedicated to funding L.I.F.E. projects that address small-scale infrastructure needs within Leon County and the City of Tallahassee.  L.I.F.E. projects will also address unforeseen infrastructure needs that population growth and/or aging infrastructure will create.     N Small-scale infrastructure needs within Leon County and the City of Tallahassee.   N Possible improvements include: Culvert enlargements Upgrading stormwater treatment facilities Shoulder pavement Intersection realignments Fire hydrants. N Estimated Cost: 2% of penny sales tax proceeds ($15.1 million) See Interactive Map Quality of Living Projects Economic Development Livable Infrastructure For Everyone (L.I.F.E.) Projects Water Quality and Stormwater Improvements Alternative Sewer Solutions Study Operating Costs for Parks Built with Penny Sales Tax Funds Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center Lake Lafayette and St. Marks Regional Linear Park Northeast...

Water Quality and Stormwater Improvements

Water Quality and Stormwater Improvements Quality of Life  Project PDF Overview Stormwater and water quality improvements play an important role in preserving and enhancing the natural environment.  This funding source will support projects that seek to improve water quality across the County and City, while respecting and improving sensitive land and bodies of water surrounding our community.  Such projects might provide stormwater facilities to reduce flooding, provide sewer systems and address sources of water pollution.   N Projects that improve water quality across the County and the City, while respecting and improving sensitive lands and bodies of water surrounding our community. N Funding for projects that: Reduce stormwater impacts Implement sewer infrastructure Improve water quality. N Estimated Cost: $85 million (evenly split between County and City) See Interactive Map Quality of Living Projects Economic Development Livable Infrastructure For Everyone (L.I.F.E.) Projects Water Quality and Stormwater Improvements Alternative Sewer Solutions Study Operating Costs for Parks Built with Penny Sales Tax Funds Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center Lake Lafayette and St. Marks Regional Linear Park Northeast...

Alternative Sewer Solutions Study

Alternative Sewer Solutions Study Quality of Life  Project PDF Overview This project would provide funding for a study to determine alternative methods of domestic wastewater treatment and disposal in the unincorporated areas, including the Primary Spring Protection Zone. These recommendations may include connection to the City of Tallahassee central sewer system, cluster disposal system, or package treatment system options rather than on-site sewage treatment and disposal systems (septic tanks). The study may also make recommendations regarding the need for additional wastewater treatment and disposal alternatives in the unincorporated portion of the County and how those alternatives may be implemented.   N Studies wastewater treatment options for the Primary Spring Protection Zone may include: Central sewer Cluster disposal systems Package treatment and disposal facilities. N Estimated Cost: $2.8 million  See Interactive Map Quality of Living Projects Economic Development Livable Infrastructure For Everyone (L.I.F.E.) Projects Water Quality and Stormwater Improvements Alternative Sewer Solutions Study Operating Costs for Parks Built with Penny Sales Tax Funds Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center Lake Lafayette and St. Marks Regional Linear Park Northeast...

Operating Costs for Parks Built with Penny Sales Tax Funds

Operating Costs for Parks Built with Penny Sales Tax Funds Quality of Life  Project PDF Overview Tallahassee is recognized as having one of the best park systems in the country.  Several parks have been built county wide using penny sales tax funds.  Proceeds from the penny sales tax will be used to maintain these parks so that the community  will continue to enjoy a world-class park system. N Funding for maintenance of parks and many new greenways built with penny sales tax proceeds.  N Provides responsible financial stewardship for park maintenance.  N Estimated Cost: $20 million (evenly split between County and City) See Interactive Map Quality of Living Projects Economic Development Livable Infrastructure For Everyone (L.I.F.E.) Projects Water Quality and Stormwater Improvements Alternative Sewer Solutions Study Operating Costs for Parks Built with Penny Sales Tax Funds Tallahassee-Leon Community Animal Service Center Lake Lafayette and St. Marks Regional Linear Park Northeast...