The Broward County Commissioner agreed to put a one cent sales tax increase on the November ballot. The money would be divided between Broward’s 31 cities and the county. Cities could use .05 cents to pay for infrastructure improvements including roads, fire trucks, a city hall and other major improvements. The County would use the money to pay for more transportation improvements such as buses and trains. This would generate as much as $12.6 billion for the county. It would mean a sales tax increase from six cents to seven cents.
Commissioner Beam Furr said this represents a golden opportunity for Broward County.