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How Local Option  Sales Tax works to keep you safe
Follow @MyWFPL on Twitter for the latest WFPL updates
Find out about traffic calming, pedestrian safety and take an online survey.
Learn how to prepare your family and pets in the event of a hurricane
Visit MyEscambia.com/purchasing for local business opportunities
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Local Option Sales Tax: Traffic Calming & Pedestrian Safety

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 4:32pm
An example of a speed table.

Speeding, cut through traffic and unsafe driving practices on neighborhood streets cause concerns about the safety and livability of our neighborhoods. Dangerous driving behaviors create unsafe road conditions for others, including pedestrians, bicyclists and other drivers. In fact, a recent survey conducted by Escambia County revealed that almost 60 percent of respondents felt motorists had compromised their personal safety while walking or biking on County roadways. In an effort to safeguard the wellbeing of all residents, Escambia County has invested more than $8 million in Local Option Sales Tax funds to construct traffic calming, sidewalk and other pedestrian safety projects since 2006.

Local Option Sales Tax: Keeping Residents Safe

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 8:07am
Local Option Sales Tax Funds have allowed for the purchase of needed equipment such as this ladder truck.

Since being approved by voters in 2006, the third installment of the Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) has helped Escambia County’s Public Safety Department drastically improve its equipment and capabilities. Thanks to the Local Option Sales Tax, the Escambia County Fire Department has been able to upgrade its equipment and vehicles, as well as expand fire stations, and even paid for the construction of the new Perdido Key Fire Station, which opened in 2014. During the final three years of the current LOST, Escambia County’s Public Safety will be able to begin construction on new fire stations for Beulah and Osceola. These will replace aging facilities with modern buildings housing life saving fire and rescue equipment.

Escambia County’s Local Preference Initiative

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 3:17pm

Escambia County adopted a Local Preference Initiative on September 16, 2013, to improve local business access to bidding on vehicles and equipment being sought for purchase by the County. The initiative took effect October 1, 2013. The Escambia County website, MyEscambia.com, has implemented an alert specifically for businesses and residents interested in updates regarding Purchasing, a division of Budget and Management Services.

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