Palm Beach County League of Cities
March 1, 2016; Updated December 21, 2016
Updated December 21, 2016
The voters approved the one-cent sales surtax on November 8, 2016. Thank you to all of the supporters of this initiative.
The Surtax shall commence on January 1, 2017 and automatically sunset on December 31, 2026, unless sunsetted earlier pursuant to the terms of County Ordinance No. 2016-032. Pursuant to the County Ordinance and the ballot language approved by the voters, City expenditures of Surtax proceeds shall be subject to independent oversight by citizen committees. The County Ordinance further provides that each City must participate in a citizen oversight committee. A City has the choice of either creating its own oversight committee or participating in one created by the Palm Beach County League of Cities. The County Ordinance provides the following requirements for citizen oversight committees:
1. The citizen oversight committee must be created as soon as possible after the Surtax becomes effective (January 1, 2017), but not later than the date on which Surtax funds are first expended. We have heard that you may start receiving funds in February or March of 2017;
The League currently is working on a draft resolution creating its citizen oversight committee.
Original post March 1, 2016
At the League's February 24th Board of Directors meeting the board voted to not oppose the continued efforts of the county to move forward with their surtax proposal.
The current proposal includes partnership with the County, Municipalities and School Board. Below are the links to the different partners infrastructure project list:
Municipalities (Cities) Infrastructure Project List as of 9/9/16
If your municipality wishes to pass a resoltuion supporting the suratx click here for a template.