County approves committee to oversee sales tax projects

Palm Beach County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to establish a 19-member committee that will oversee projects paid for with money from the sales tax increase voters approved last month.

The committee members, to be selected by commissioners and various community organizations, must be Palm Beach County residents and would serve three-year terms.

The sales tax increase is expected to generate $2.7 billion over the next decade to repair roads, bridges, schools and county-owned buildings. Half of the money would go to the School District of Palm Beach County. The county gets 30 percent, and cities would get the remaining 20 percent.

Check back with http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com later today for more on this story.

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