GET THE FACTS FACT: 20 years of growth in St. Johns County has created an infrastructure backlog that must be addressed. FACT: St. Johns County charges the highest amount of development fees allowed by law. FACT: The Penny Plan is the only funding option available to begin addressing our unmet infrastructure needs immediately. FACT: St. Johns County will be investing resources above and beyond the funds raised by the Penny Plan to fast track projects and eliminate the road and infrastructure backlog. FACT: Tourists visiting our area will pay nearly 40% of the sales tax proceeds generated which helps reduce costs to St. Johns residents. FACT: A Citizens Oversight Committee will be empaneled to make sure our priorities our addressed, the most important projects are built first and no money is diverted or wasted. FACT: 100% of the revenue generated will be spent on approved infrastructure projects and CANNOT be spent on salaries or other county programs. FACT: Essential goods and services like groceries and medicine are exempt from the additional penny.