The 2014 ballot language yields the Agency’s promise to the community to implement the infrastructure program in a comprehensive, fiscally sound manner:
“…To provide for projects designed to improve roads; reduce traffic congestion; protect lakes and water quality; reduce flooding; expand and operate parks and recreational areas; invest in economic development; and other uses authorized under Florida law; and to seek matching funds for these purposes, shall the existing one cent sales surtax within Leon County be extended until December 31, 2039, with project expenditures subject to annual independent audit and review by a citizens advisory committee.”
Under the direction from Blueprint Intergovernmental Agency’s Board of Directors (IA Board), Blueprint has been tasked with over thirty –two community infrastructure projects, that will be underway over the next five years. The projects total a value of more than $528 million and will be implemented to positively impact the quality of life, natural environment, and economic vitality for all Tallahassee residents and visitors. Blueprint’s promise to improve safety, increase pedestrian & bicycle facilities, reduce congestion on roadways, and increase parks and open spaces will be met by or before Fiscal year 2026.
Top 6 Metrics
- Developed 10 miles of new roadway and improved capacity 200 percent on nine miles of Capital Circle.
- Leveraged over $129 million in outside funding and completed 34 percent of projects (as of 2016) with outside funding.
- Protected 1,423 acres of environmentally sensitive land and, since 2003, opened over 250 acres of parks.
- Earmarked $50 million for water-quality projects benefiting the Lake Jackson, Lake Lafayette and Wakulla Springs basins.
- Constructed 4 1/2 miles of sidewalks and trails including the Capital Cascades Connector, which has facilitated nearly 662,000 trips, generated over 8.31 MWh and offset over 5 3/4 tons of carbon.
- Held over 150 community outreach activities during the last three fiscal years.