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Name not shown inside District 2 March 29, 2017, 5:48 PM

Are you a resident of Pinellas County?
Yes


Do you live in a city within Pinellas County or in an unincorporated area?
City within Pinellas County


How familiar are you with the Penny for Pinellas sales tax?
I know how the Penny is used, including specific projects it has funded in the community


Scenario: You have 25 pennies to spend on long-term community investments. How would you spend them on the following project categories?
Pedestrian/Cyclist Safety Projects (crosswalks, intersection upgrades, cyclist lanes, sidewalks, multiuse trails) (10), Parks & Environment (park facility upgrades, acquiring land for parks/environmental preservation) (10), Recreational/Community Facilities (youth sports, community centers, libraries and other public facilities) (5)


Please use this space to share any additional comments with us.
I am on the Board of Pinellas Trail, Inc. the Board hopes that, if passed, the county will complete the loop of the Pinellas Trail around the county. Thank you.

Name not shown inside District 3 March 29, 2017, 4:53 PM

Are you a resident of Pinellas County?
No


Do you live in a city within Pinellas County or in an unincorporated area?
Not applicable


How familiar are you with the Penny for Pinellas sales tax?
I know how the Penny is used, including specific projects it has funded in the community


Scenario: You have 25 pennies to spend on long-term community investments. How would you spend them on the following project categories?
Water Quality & Flood/Sewer Spill Prevention (projects to protect water quality and prevent flooding and sewer spills) (6), Pedestrian/Cyclist Safety Projects (crosswalks, intersection upgrades, cyclist lanes, sidewalks, multiuse trails) (6), Parks & Environment (park facility upgrades, acquiring land for parks/environmental preservation) (5), More Housing Opportunities (investing in land for development of housing that is accessible to our citizens at all income levels) (6), Recreational/Community Facilities (youth sports, community centers, libraries and other public facilities) (2)

Jessica Johnson inside District 3 March 29, 2017, 4:21 PM

Are you a resident of Pinellas County?
Yes


Do you live in a city within Pinellas County or in an unincorporated area?
City within Pinellas County


How familiar are you with the Penny for Pinellas sales tax?
I had never heard of the Penny for Pinellas


Scenario: You have 25 pennies to spend on long-term community investments. How would you spend them on the following project categories?
Water Quality & Flood/Sewer Spill Prevention (projects to protect water quality and prevent flooding and sewer spills) (4), Improvements to Roads & Bridges (enhancements to intersections, bridges and travel lanes) (3), Pedestrian/Cyclist Safety Projects (crosswalks, intersection upgrades, cyclist lanes, sidewalks, multiuse trails) (3), Parks & Environment (park facility upgrades, acquiring land for parks/environmental preservation) (5), Economic Vitality (investing in land/infrastructure to attract and retain employers that provide more jobs and higher wages) (1), More Housing Opportunities (investing in land for development of housing that is accessible to our citizens at all income levels) (4), Public Safety Facilities and Equipment (fire stations and engines, sheriff vehicles, hurricane shelter space, public safety radio system) (3), Recreational/Community Facilities (youth sports, community centers, libraries and other public facilities) (2)

Name not shown inside District 3 March 29, 2017, 4:19 PM

Are you a resident of Pinellas County?
Yes


Do you live in a city within Pinellas County or in an unincorporated area?
City within Pinellas County


How familiar are you with the Penny for Pinellas sales tax?
I have heard of it, but don't know how it works or what projects it has funded


Scenario: You have 25 pennies to spend on long-term community investments. How would you spend them on the following project categories?
Water Quality & Flood/Sewer Spill Prevention (projects to protect water quality and prevent flooding and sewer spills) (4), Improvements to Roads & Bridges (enhancements to intersections, bridges and travel lanes) (4), Pedestrian/Cyclist Safety Projects (crosswalks, intersection upgrades, cyclist lanes, sidewalks, multiuse trails) (2), Parks & Environment (park facility upgrades, acquiring land for parks/environmental preservation) (4), Economic Vitality (investing in land/infrastructure to attract and retain employers that provide more jobs and higher wages) (2), More Housing Opportunities (investing in land for development of housing that is accessible to our citizens at all income levels) (2), Public Safety Facilities and Equipment (fire stations and engines, sheriff vehicles, hurricane shelter space, public safety radio system) (2), Recreational/Community Facilities (youth sports, community centers, libraries and other public facilities) (2), Other (please describe in next question) (3)


If you allocated pennies to "Other," please describe the project area that's important to you. Otherwise, skip to the last question.
Public transportation

Name not shown inside District 2 March 29, 2017, 4:01 PM

Are you a resident of Pinellas County?
Yes


Do you live in a city within Pinellas County or in an unincorporated area?
City within Pinellas County


How familiar are you with the Penny for Pinellas sales tax?
I have heard of it, but don't know how it works or what projects it has funded


Scenario: You have 25 pennies to spend on long-term community investments. How would you spend them on the following project categories?
Water Quality & Flood/Sewer Spill Prevention (projects to protect water quality and prevent flooding and sewer spills) (5), Improvements to Roads & Bridges (enhancements to intersections, bridges and travel lanes) (6), Pedestrian/Cyclist Safety Projects (crosswalks, intersection upgrades, cyclist lanes, sidewalks, multiuse trails) (3), Parks & Environment (park facility upgrades, acquiring land for parks/environmental preservation) (5), Recreational/Community Facilities (youth sports, community centers, libraries and other public facilities) (6)

Name not shown inside District 1 March 29, 2017, 1:41 PM

Are you a resident of Pinellas County?
Yes


Do you live in a city within Pinellas County or in an unincorporated area?
Unincorporated Pinellas County


How familiar are you with the Penny for Pinellas sales tax?
I know how the Penny is used, including specific projects it has funded in the community


Scenario: You have 25 pennies to spend on long-term community investments. How would you spend them on the following project categories?
Water Quality & Flood/Sewer Spill Prevention (projects to protect water quality and prevent flooding and sewer spills) (1), Improvements to Roads & Bridges (enhancements to intersections, bridges and travel lanes) (5), Pedestrian/Cyclist Safety Projects (crosswalks, intersection upgrades, cyclist lanes, sidewalks, multiuse trails) (2), Parks & Environment (park facility upgrades, acquiring land for parks/environmental preservation) (3), Economic Vitality (investing in land/infrastructure to attract and retain employers that provide more jobs and higher wages) (1), More Housing Opportunities (investing in land for development of housing that is accessible to our citizens at all income levels) (1), Public Safety Facilities and Equipment (fire stations and engines, sheriff vehicles, hurricane shelter space, public safety radio system) (3), Recreational/Community Facilities (youth sports, community centers, libraries and other public facilities) (5), Other (please describe in next question) (4)


If you allocated pennies to "Other," please describe the project area that's important to you. Otherwise, skip to the last question.
East Lake Community Library Expansion

Name not shown inside District 3 March 29, 2017, 1:29 PM

Are you a resident of Pinellas County?
Yes


Do you live in a city within Pinellas County or in an unincorporated area?
City within Pinellas County


How familiar are you with the Penny for Pinellas sales tax?
I have heard of it, but don't know how it works or what projects it has funded


Scenario: You have 25 pennies to spend on long-term community investments. How would you spend them on the following project categories?
Water Quality & Flood/Sewer Spill Prevention (projects to protect water quality and prevent flooding and sewer spills) (5), Improvements to Roads & Bridges (enhancements to intersections, bridges and travel lanes) (4), Pedestrian/Cyclist Safety Projects (crosswalks, intersection upgrades, cyclist lanes, sidewalks, multiuse trails) (1), Parks & Environment (park facility upgrades, acquiring land for parks/environmental preservation) (5), Economic Vitality (investing in land/infrastructure to attract and retain employers that provide more jobs and higher wages) (1), More Housing Opportunities (investing in land for development of housing that is accessible to our citizens at all income levels) (1), Public Safety Facilities and Equipment (fire stations and engines, sheriff vehicles, hurricane shelter space, public safety radio system) (3), Recreational/Community Facilities (youth sports, community centers, libraries and other public facilities) (3), Other (please describe in next question) (2)


If you allocated pennies to "Other," please describe the project area that's important to you. Otherwise, skip to the last question.
Save Seminole Water Tower

Jackie Blair inside District 3 March 29, 2017, 1:12 PM

Are you a resident of Pinellas County?
Yes


Do you live in a city within Pinellas County or in an unincorporated area?
City within Pinellas County


How familiar are you with the Penny for Pinellas sales tax?
I have heard of it, but don't know how it works or what projects it has funded


Scenario: You have 25 pennies to spend on long-term community investments. How would you spend them on the following project categories?
Water Quality & Flood/Sewer Spill Prevention (projects to protect water quality and prevent flooding and sewer spills) (5), Improvements to Roads & Bridges (enhancements to intersections, bridges and travel lanes) (4), Pedestrian/Cyclist Safety Projects (crosswalks, intersection upgrades, cyclist lanes, sidewalks, multiuse trails) (1), Parks & Environment (park facility upgrades, acquiring land for parks/environmental preservation) (4), Economic Vitality (investing in land/infrastructure to attract and retain employers that provide more jobs and higher wages) (3), Public Safety Facilities and Equipment (fire stations and engines, sheriff vehicles, hurricane shelter space, public safety radio system) (5), Other (please describe in next question) (3)


If you allocated pennies to "Other," please describe the project area that's important to you. Otherwise, skip to the last question.
Animal Services


Please use this space to share any additional comments with us.
We need to focus on stopping the pet overpopulation problem. It's a crying shame that in this day and age ANY living creature has to die due to lack of space. It's a black mark on our county.

Robert Crawford inside District 1 March 29, 2017, 12:47 PM

Are you a resident of Pinellas County?
Yes


Do you live in a city within Pinellas County or in an unincorporated area?
I don't know


How familiar are you with the Penny for Pinellas sales tax?
I know how the Penny is used, including specific projects it has funded in the community


Scenario: You have 25 pennies to spend on long-term community investments. How would you spend them on the following project categories?
Water Quality & Flood/Sewer Spill Prevention (projects to protect water quality and prevent flooding and sewer spills) (3), Improvements to Roads & Bridges (enhancements to intersections, bridges and travel lanes) (3), Pedestrian/Cyclist Safety Projects (crosswalks, intersection upgrades, cyclist lanes, sidewalks, multiuse trails) (3), Parks & Environment (park facility upgrades, acquiring land for parks/environmental preservation) (6), Economic Vitality (investing in land/infrastructure to attract and retain employers that provide more jobs and higher wages) (1), Public Safety Facilities and Equipment (fire stations and engines, sheriff vehicles, hurricane shelter space, public safety radio system) (1), Recreational/Community Facilities (youth sports, community centers, libraries and other public facilities) (8)

Name not shown inside District 3 March 29, 2017, 12:30 PM

Are you a resident of Pinellas County?
Yes


Do you live in a city within Pinellas County or in an unincorporated area?
City within Pinellas County


How familiar are you with the Penny for Pinellas sales tax?
I know how the Penny is used, including specific projects it has funded in the community


Scenario: You have 25 pennies to spend on long-term community investments. How would you spend them on the following project categories?
Water Quality & Flood/Sewer Spill Prevention (projects to protect water quality and prevent flooding and sewer spills) (5), Improvements to Roads & Bridges (enhancements to intersections, bridges and travel lanes) (3), Pedestrian/Cyclist Safety Projects (crosswalks, intersection upgrades, cyclist lanes, sidewalks, multiuse trails) (4), Parks & Environment (park facility upgrades, acquiring land for parks/environmental preservation) (3), Economic Vitality (investing in land/infrastructure to attract and retain employers that provide more jobs and higher wages) (1), More Housing Opportunities (investing in land for development of housing that is accessible to our citizens at all income levels) (3), Public Safety Facilities and Equipment (fire stations and engines, sheriff vehicles, hurricane shelter space, public safety radio system) (4), Recreational/Community Facilities (youth sports, community centers, libraries and other public facilities) (2)


Please use this space to share any additional comments with us.
49th st from 38th ave n to 5th ave N has been over used and underserved for over a decade at least. There are constant accidents at the Disston Plaza shopping center outlet at the south end of the structure, it should have a center turn lane and a yellow caution light and pedestrian crossing, it's literally hair raising to try and make a left out of that lot, I don't even do it, I go around the block to avoid it! Also, as the bus stops at either side of the road right at that spot, pedestrians using the bus take their lives in their hands crossing over to take their groceries home southbound. There are no center turn lanes at all on this stretch, antiquated storm drains without proper gutter curbs, so both right hand lanes north and south bound flood with little rainfall, reducing the traffic to one lane each direction. It has become dangerous and stressful to travel this road as a commuter for a very long time now, when there is clearly plenty of Right of Way which could be used to widen the road and provide a center turn lane and a bike lane, sorely needed especially around the lake just before 22nd ave N. Bicyclists frequently use this road as it is a main PSTA thoroughfare, at risk to life and limb. I have lived on this road since 1972, and have seen it's use grow exponentially. I hope it is being considered a priority for upgrade, perhaps even with matching grant funds from the Feds, just a thought. Thank you for the opportunity to express my concerns.