Palm Beach County commissioners are about to begin debating a plan to raise the county’s 6-cent sales tax by a penny on the dollar.
If approved by commissioners and then by voters this fall, the sales tax increase would generate $2.7 billion over 10 years for repairs to roads, bridges, schools and county buildings. Cities, the county and the Palm Beach County School District would share in the proceeds.
Cultural institutions would be able to apply for $121 million for construction projects at their facilities, an aspect of the plan that has drawn opposition. County Administrator Verdenia Baker is expected to present the plan.
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