No Tax for Tracks fired the first shot in the TV wars that are sure to heat up relating to the referendum to enact a 300% tax revenue hike for PSTA in Novembmer.
The commercial features a “true/false” indicator and labels as “false” claims that the rail will decrease congestion and encourage economic growth. It also points out that the $2 billion rail project will require a 14% sales tax rate hike which will make Pinellas the county with the highest sales tax in the state.
The ad was funded by local donors working with a small budget. The opposition is expected to raise over $1 million to add to the $800,000 in taxpayer dollars PSTA is spending on the Greenlight “Education” campaign. The ad is playing for about two weeks on Bright House Cable channels.