What I would do
Infrastructure is critically important in our district. I do not feel our current commissioner is fighting to ensure your tax dollars are spent wisely. There are critical sidewalks that have not been built. Including key areas of our district that do not have sidewalks.
I would do everything in power to speed these projects up. Why does it three years to complete a green project?
Why this is important?
Blueprint 2020 is a local option one-cent sales tax to provide funding for transportation projects and law-enforcement facility improvements. Twelve percent of the revenue goes to economic development and 66 percent provides funding to support the implementation of 27 infrastructure projects. The City of Tallahassee and Leon County split the remaining 22 percent.
Blueprint 2020 is supposed to fund 27 infrastructure projects in a Leon County. Our district has not gotten a fair shake when it comes to these funds. Many of these projects are not completed or have not started.
The North Monroe project has spent $7.67 million dollars, according to the Blueprint 2020 website. However, the project designed to brand Tallahassee as people drive on I-10 still does not exist. How long does it take to build a sign?
The Lake Jackson Greenway Project has not started. Despite several meetings, the estimated completion is 2024.