BROWARD COUNTY - A recent performance audit of Broward County’s proposed Local Option Transportation Surtax Plan revealed no material deficiencies in any of the key aspects tested, the County announced.
Broward County voters will vote on the proposed surtax on November 6, 2018.
The County said that the 30-year surtax is intended to provide a dedicated source of funding for countywide transportation system improvements planned through 2049, including nearly 476 road projects and over 700 projects requested by municipalities in Broward County. The plan includes greenways, bike lanes and pedestrian amenities, improved routes and overall transit service, proposed light rail on high-ridership corridors, funding for community shuttles and on-demand transportation for persons with disabilities (Paratransit), and school zone safety improvements.
Broward County Administrator Bertha Henry said, “The audit’s conclusions offer assurances to the public and taxpayers that Broward County is a responsible steward of public funds."
If passed by voters on November 6, the surtax revenue will leverage up to $3 billion from federal, state and other sources. It is estimated that approximately 30 percent of revenues would be paid by non-Broward residents and visitors, the County said.