SAFETY HARBOR MAKES MAJORITY OF CITIES BACKING GREENLIGHT PINELLAS
St. Petersburg, Fla. – On Monday, the Safety Harbor City Commission voted to endorse the Greenlight Pinellas plan. With Safety Harbor’s support, Greenlight Pinellas is now backed by a majority of cities in Pinellas County.
Of 24 cities in Pinellas County, the 13 cities and counting that have joined together behind the Greenlight Pinellas plan include: St. Petersburg, Largo, Clearwater, Treasure Island, Redington Beach, Dunedin, Indian Rocks Beach, Belleair Bluff, St. Pete Beach, South Pasadena, Madeira Beach, Tarpon Springs and Safety Harbor.
“Growth is coming, and for us to pretend that’s not going to have an impact on traffic is a bit naive,” said Safety Harbor resident James Fogarty. “Having Greenlight Pinellas provide an alternative to that congestion will be important to make sure the mobility we’ve enjoyed will continue into the future.”
“In November, everyone here will vote. Independent of that, we are making a decision on if the plan makes sense, and if the procedures that have been put in place are sound,” added Vice Mayor Cliff Merz. “You, the voters, will make the decision.”
“Tonight marks a milestone for Greenlight Pinellas and for improved transit in Pinellas County, with a majority of cities backing the Greenlight plan,” said PSTA CEO Brad Miller. “We’re grateful for the Safety Harbor City Commission’s support, and their efforts to inform their citizens about the details of the plan. And we’ll keep sharing these details, the true facts about how Greenlight Pinellas will lower your property taxes, provide new transit options for our residents, businesses and visitors, and benefit all parts of our county.”
ABOUT GREENLIGHT PINELLAS: Greenlight Pinellas is a transit improvement plan incorporating feedback from the public, the business community, planning agencies, the Pinellas Alternatives Analysis and Community Bus Plan. The Greenlight Pinellas plan is a comprehensive, countywide transportation improvement proposal to help Pinellas County develop the most efficient and economically viable transit service possible.
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