Penny for Pinellas

Since the first Penny for Pinellas 1% sales tax was voted on in 1989, the City of Oldsmar has been afforded the opportunity to complete many projects vital to supporting the growth of our community.  Water quality, roads, public safety, and parks are just a few of the enhancements enjoyed by our residents.

City of Oldsmar - Penny Accomplishments

Community Vitality - Projects that build a better community where all of us can live, work, play and do business.
COMMUNITY
Preserving Parks & Our Environment - Vital upgrades to our park facilities and projects that protect and preserve our environment.
PRESERVING PARKS
Safe, Secure Community - Facilities, equipment and technology that support our first responders and others who serve and protect our citizens by providing around-the-clock emergency response and assistance.
SAFE COMMUNITY
Water Quality, Flood & Sewer Spill Prevention - Minimizing sewer spills and flooding in our neighborhoods to protect our homes and the health of our water while making our community more resilient to storms, erosion and climate change.
WATER QUALITY
Improve Roads, Bridges & Trails - Pinellas County aims to expand our road and bridge network for better traffic flow and improve the design of existing roadways to make travel safer for everyone: motorists, pedestrians and cyclists.
ROADS TRAILS

2020-2030 Penny Information

PROJECTED CITY OF OLDSMAR -  PENNY FOR PINELLAS PROJECTS 
  • Below are the approved proposed Penny for Pinellas projects, 2020-2030, per City Council Mtg July 18, 2017
LEISURE SERVICES - 50%, $8,750,000
  • Oldsmar Sports Complex (formerly Canal Park) - Implement Master Plan for Oldsmar Sports Complex athletic facilities, and upgrade operations.
  • Community Center - A Multi-Purpose Center for participants to attend classes, functions and events in their leisure time.  Design, construction and furnishings.
STORMWATER - 15%, $2,625,000
  • Project will address drainage issues that are identified by the completion of the Watershed Master Plan.  Issues will include addressing undersized pipes, improving capability and performance of the conveyance system, erosion and safety concerns, improving water quality and realigning ditches to improve conveyance.
TRANSPORTATION - 15%, $2,635,000
  • Parking Garage - Parking garage in the CRA (Community Redevelopment Agency) to service businesses, City Hall and visitors to the downtown.
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT - 15%, $2,625,000
  • Land Acquisition - Purchase of land for manufacturing, industrial use or corporate headquarters.  Provide high-wage jobs.
UN-DESIGNATED - 5%, $875,000
GRAND TOTAL PROJECT BUDGET $17,500,000
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