City Rolls Out Park Improvements, With Taxpayer's Help
Possum Creek Skate Park in Northwest Gainesville recently rolled out improvements, but the renovations wouldn't have been possible without a voter approved Wild Spaces, Public Places program.
At a time when the City of Gainesville has prepared to slash budgets and cut programs one department flourished.
A voter approved half cent sales tax made millions of dollars in renovations to the city's parks possible.
Taxpayers will stop paying an extra half cent on purchases this year, but the money for the program will continue to benefit the city.
The tax gave the city's parks, recreation and cultural affairs department over 12 million dollars to work with at a time when spare change was hard to come by.
For a list of improvements the city is funding with the tax visit:
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