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Reporting on the One-Cent Surtax

The Hillsborough County Independent Oversight Committee (IOC) was created in 2019 to oversee spending of the penny tax for transportation projects. The main functions of the IOC are to provide a transparent process by reviewing an audit of the proceeds to ensure compliance with applicable laws and statutes; approve Agency Project Plans; prepare an annual…


IOC certifies surtax project plans

January 2020 – The Independent Oversight Committee (IOC) was created to oversee spending of the penny surtax for transportation and implementation of the projects identified in the Project Plans for each jurisdiction/agency. At their meeting on November 21, 2019 , the IOC of the Hillsborough County Transportation Sales Surtax approved the transportation surtax project plans…


Temporary Office relocation

November 2019 – PLEASE NOTE: The Plan Hillsborough Office will be temporarily moving to the 6th Floor of 700 East Twiggs due to required building maintenance in our County Center home. Just two blocks away, the Twiggs office will be our temporary home from November 18, 2019 through January 2020. Our phone numbers and mailing…


2nd meeting of the IOC

October 2019 – The Independent Oversight Committee (IOC) had its second meeting at County Center on September 23 where members were updated on transportation issues across Hillsborough County. Committee members representing Hillsborough County, the Cities of Tampa, Temple Terrace, and Plant City, Hillsborough Area Regional Transit (HART), the Property Appraiser, and the Tax Collector approved…


IOC holds first meeting

September 2019 – The long-awaited inaugural meeting of the Transportation Sales Surtax Independent Oversight Committee (IOC) was held on Tuesday, August 27. Committee members made introductions, received background information about transportation planning, and handled administrative tasks. The group’s official actions included adopting the bylaws. The IOC members also elected Sean Shaw as the committee’s Chair…

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