Tampa Bay Beaches Chamber
- Community Advocacy Quarterly Meeting: 9:00am Thursday August 17th – Attend a panel discussion on the future of Pinellas County’s environment. Learn how we plan for the future by addressing sewer & water infrastructure, solar & other renewable energy and environmentally friendly building standards.This is your chance to have your questions answered.Panelists include:
– State Representative Kathleen Peters – Sewer/Storm Water & Water Quality
– County Utilities Director, Randi Kim – Sewer/Storm Water & Water Quality
– Duke Energy Renewables Manager, Thomas Lawery – Solar & Renewable Energy
– County Development Review Director, Blake Lyon – Sustainable Development
- Tourism Forecast Update: 8:00am August 31st at Marriott Sand Key. VISIT FLORIDA CEO, Ken Lawson is the Keynote Speaker. Get the details from industry experts on travel market segments including the leisure receptive and wholesale market, travel agent market, sports group market plus the social, military, educational, religious and fraternal (SMERF) group market: Learn more.
- Penny for Pinellas: Vote to renew the Penny for Pinellas on the November 2017 ballot. The Penny for Pinellas is a 1% sales tax that is used to benefit our community. The Tierra Verde Fire Station was built and paid for by the Penny for Pinellas.- The Penny also was used to add a bridge in Fort Desoto to increase water flow and quality.
– If the Penny is passed in November, local municipalities would be able to use that money to fix sewer and storm water infrastructure witch would protect our waterways from pollution.
– The Penny is not a new tax. It has been in effect since 1990.
– 1/3 of the tax is paid by tourists.
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