Email/Call to Stop Transit Taxation without Representation – Jack Latvala Contemptuous of Voters

Senator Jack Latvala concocting the plan to bypass voters and create a REGIONAL transit authority - in 2012. The bill is here now. Email and call to kill it today.

Senator Jack Latvala concocting the plan to bypass voters and create a REGIONAL transit authority – in 2012. The bill is here now. Email and call to kill it today.  CLICK HERE FOR THE VIDEO Showing the dastardly scheming…beware of “Jaws”!

Local Senator Jack Latvala just wont take “No!” for an answer from voters on Rail.  wants merger of PSTA/HART to Tampa Bay Regional Transit Authority – A super-local governing authority! This is abject contempt for Pinellas and Hillsborough voters who have defeated transit taxes at the ballot box for years now.


Email them, tell them VOTE NO ON CS/SB 1672 – Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority (see below for more detailed instructions on contacting them.

Email the entire Community Affairs Committee    – especially Senator Lee and Senator Brandes and Senator Negron. You can call them too ( phone numbers below).

Copy and paste the following list into your email “To” box and send them your compelling letter asking them to vote NO! on the SB 1672  Monday at 4pm!

Place into subject: “Vote NO on SB 1672 (TBARTA)

Lee.Tom.web@flsenate.gov, Clemens.Jeff.web@flsenate.gov, Bean.Aaron.web@flsenate.gov, Brandes.Jeff.web@flsenate.gov, Campbell.Daphne.web@flsenate.gov, Perry.Keith.web@flsenate.gov, Rodriguez.Jose.web@flsenate.gov, Simmons.David.web@flsenate.gov, Negron.Joe.web@flsenate.gov

(for ideas on message body, go to bottom of this post)


Miller wants to avoid voters

Per Brad Miller (PSTA Exec) – this would allow PSTA and HART to raise extra taxes WITHOUT HAVING TO HAVE A REFERENDUM!

In both 2010 in Hillsborough County and 2014 in Pinellas voters said No to rail and higher taxes to pay for it.  Many politicians and local bureucracy were very angry that we would not go along and that ragtag group like No Tax for Tracks could beat them.

Establishment Jack thinks he has figured out a way to move the whole discussion up a notch to a regional discussion and out of our reach to squash, but he needs to change the Florida statute to do it!!

He has a bill making its way through the Florida House and Senate that if passed will combine all the transportation entities in the bay area on both sides of the bay and move them under the control of a newly beefed up TBARTA, which will be run by a hand selected Board with single main purpose: rail.

By Changing the name of TBARTA from The Tampa Bay Regional Transportation Authority to the Tampa Bay Regional Transit Authority RAIL will be top of the list and next year they will implement their scheme to fund it with new regional tax!

Let’s Kill this Bill!

It is going through Committees and getting close to going to floor votes in house and senate.  They need to hear from us!!

KILL THE Jack Latvala Tampa Bay Regional Transit BILL AGAIN!

It may take a few rounds of phone calls and emails as it works it’s way thru the committees, but….

We are on the way to a big Win thanks to your e-mails and calls on this bill over the past couple weeks!

THE PHONE NUMBERS AND EMAIL ADDRESSES of the next committee who meet this coming Monday at 4pm are BELOW!

Tampa Bay Times Worried bill will fail- let’s make their nightmares come true!

Your quick action has helped to slow this bill, that although it was on the agenda, was not heard last week after we pelted the last committee with our voices! CRICKETS!

The Bill is in Trouble according to the panicked Tampa Bay Times and You Helped make that happen with your emails to the last committee members!

Don’t stop now, we have to keep pushing as now the Tampa Bay Times is pushing for the committees to take action and pass it!  (see today’s editorial below)

Once again it is us against the Tampa Bay Times!  We must contact the committee members who live around the state and do not know what we have been through here fighting Greenlight Pinellas!

Read what the Times said today about the bill and how bad they want it passed!

http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/editorials/editorial-get-tampa-bays-transit-legislation-moving/2320118

Next Stop: Monday, April 17, at 4pm

Florida Senate Community Affairs Committee

Please help for 5 minutes by sending, and calling, committee members your opposition to the bill passing out of their committee!

Email/Call today to stop bill

Committee vote at 4 pm today (4/17/17)!

CS/SB 1672 – Tampa Bay Area Regional Transit Authority

Email the entire Community Affairs Committee    – especially Senator Lee and Senator Brandes and Senator Negron. You can call them too ( phone numbers below).

Copy and paste the following list into your email “To” box and send them your compelling letter asking them to vote NO! on the bill Monday at 4pm!

Subject: Vote No on SB 1672 (TBARTA)

Lee.Tom.web@flsenate.gov, Clemens.Jeff.web@flsenate.gov, Bean.Aaron.web@flsenate.gov, Brandes.Jeff.web@flsenate.gov, Campbell.Daphne.web@flsenate.gov ,Perry.Keith.web@flsenate.gov,Rodriguez.Jose.web@flsenate.gov,Simmons.David.web@flsenate.gov, Negron.Joe.web@flsenate.gov

For body ideas, see below…

Next Stop Monday April 17. Senate

 Senate Bill CS/SB 1672 Sponsor:  Senator Jack Latvala  

Email the entire committee, tell them we in Pinellas and Hillsborough do not want this bill.

You can copy the entire list and enter into email and send your message. If you can please call also.

Let them know LOCAL RESIDENTS do not want this bill passed. 

Tell them this is an attempt to end run the results of two fair referendums that failed and has already been voted down.

Tell them this is a power play to move the decision making and taxing authority to regional and away from the citizen’s oversight and input!

Tell the Republicans this is an expansion of government and we want to keep our transportation agencies in our local county.  Not Regional!

Here are Their Phone numbers:

Senator Tom Lee Chair (R)        (850) 487-5020

Senator Jeff Clemens (D)          (850) 487-5031

Senator Aaron Bean (R)             (850) 487-5004

Senator Jeff Brandes   (R)         (850) 487-5024

Senator Daphne Campbell (D)   (850) 487-5038

Senator Keith Perry (R)              (850) 487-5008

Senator Jose Rodriquez  (D)      (850) 487-5037

Senator David Simmons (R)       850) 487-5009

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