The county commission recently voted to add a 1 percent sales tax to the November ballot. This additional money would be used for “resurfacing local and neighborhood” roads. In theory, this proposal has merit.
However, if this initiative is passed, those earmarked funds can be diverted to other projects by a simple majority vote of the commission. Road resurfacing funds could be diverted to fund more boondoggles such as the Ottawa extension, Meadowcrest and Port Citrus.