Voters who want to learn more about the proposed half-cent sales tax — and the local improvement projects it could fund — will have a chance to speak directly with officials from St. Lucie County, Port St. Lucie and Fort Pierce at two upcoming open house events.

These events are meant to give voters a chance to ask questions and receive information about the half-cent sales tax proposal, which will be question #14 on the Nov. 6 ballot. There will be two open house opportunities:


  • Wednesday, Sept. 26 in Fort Pierce at the Fenn Center, 2000 Virginia Ave., or
  • Thursday, Sept. 27 at the Port St. Lucie Community Center, 2195 SE Airoso Blvd.

Both open houses will be drop-in style from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Participants will be able to walk through the event to learn about the projects, all of which relate to road improvements, sidewalks and water quality.

Those who attend also will have a chance to participate in three educational virtual reality experiences relating to some of the projects that would be funded by the proposed sales tax.