Florida

Florida

Florida State Innovation – Property Tax and Trust Fund  The idea of a dedicated funding source for children began in 1945 in Pinellas County. A local attorney Leonard Cooperman, tired of seeing troubled youth go to jail so early in their life, thought...
Petal, MS

Petal, MS

Petal, MS Property Taxes & County/School District Funding In 2006, Petal, a rural community of 10,600 located outside of Hattiesburg, became the first community in Mississippi to achieve Excel by 5 certification (a community-based designation that sets a framework...
Miami-Dade County, FL

Miami-Dade County, FL

Miami-Dade, FL Property Tax Referendum In 2002 and again in 2008, voters in Miami-Dade County approved a referendum for a modest increase in property taxes to pay for the operation of a Children’s Services Council (CSC), a local government entity charged with awarding...
Seattle, WA

Seattle, WA

Seattle Property Tax Referendum In November of 2014, Seattle voters approved a referendum to increase property taxes to allow for 11 cents per $1,000 in assessed value to fund the operation of the Seattle Preschool Program. The increase is estimated to provide about...