Creative Loafing Tampa Bay recommends a ‘Yes’ vote on Pinellas County school district special tax

Unless you've got no heart, of course.

click to enlarge Creative Loafing Tampa Bay recommends a ‘Yes’ vote on Pinellas County school district special tax
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Should Pinellas extend, for a fourth time, a property tax referendum that would raise money for teacher pay raises and other needs? On paper, this looks like a no-brainer, and we’re happy to say your heart hasn’t frozen over. Your tax hike—50 cents per $1,000 of taxable value—could give a classroom the bump it needs during these very fiscally, and spiritually, scary times. Vote yes, unless you really need that extra money to buy gas for your boat (real talk though: having bad schools makes your property value go down, homie).

See all of Creative Loafing Tampa Bay’s 2020 recommendations here.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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