NBC-2: Collier voters to decide on one-cent-per-dollar tax hike

Voters in Collier County have a big decision to make come November 6. On election day, voters will decide whether to pass a one-cent-per-dollar increase, taking the county sales tax from six percent to seven percent. If the sales tax increase passes, Collier County said it would raise nearly $500 million, all to fund county

One Collier campaign launches to support Collier’s one-cent sales surtax

For Immediate Release September 17, 2018 Contact: Naples, Fla. — One Collier, a political committee formed in support of Collier County’s proposed infrastructure sales surtax, has formally launched its campaign to inform and educate voters ahead of the November 6 general election. The proposed seven-year, one-cent infrastructure sales surtax will raise approximately $490 million

Commentary: Report identifies needs a local sales tax could address

Commentary: Report identifies needs a local sales tax could address The recently completed Community Needs and Assets Assessment gave a voice to more than 4,000 Collier County residents, including many of whom are often underrepresented. Through responses to in-person and online surveys and during focus groups, our community members articulated opinions on what they believed

Commentary: Why not use road impact fees, gas taxes instead of extra sales tax?

The road and intersection projects on the list for the 1-cent sales tax are a mix of operational and capacity improvements. These improvements are those that enhance the flow of traffic along a roadway or at an intersection leading to reduced traffic congestion and a more efficient road network. These improvements would allow the transportation