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Posted on: April 10, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Pennies For Progress Public Meetings

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  We want to hear your voice.    Beginning in 1997, and three times since, York County voters have approved the one-cent sales tax known as Pennies For Progress.  This program was the first of its kind in South Carolina. Since 1997, more than one billion dollars has gone into improving roads and intersections across York County.

Citizens ultimately choose the roads that will be widened, paved or improved.  York County Council does not choose the projects, but appoints a commission of citizens who pour over all the requests from the public, and come up with a project priority list based on that input.

State law requires that all funds raised through the sales tax must go into road projects listed by priority.    It’s critical that we hear from the public about which roads need attention.  Once the final project list for Pennies Five is approved, citizens will vote on it during the general election in November of 2024.

Here’s the list of meetings through this fall.   All meetings will begin at 6pm.


Wednesday, March 15, 2023 – Tega Cay – Council Chambers- 15077 Molokai Drive

Wednesday, April 19, 2023 – RFATS and COG – Rock Hill Operations Center, Conference Room 132, 757 S Anderson Road

Wednesday, May 3, 2023 – Lake Wylie – Oakridge Middle School, 5657 Oakridge Road

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 – Clover- Community Center; 120 Bethel Street

Wednesday, June 21, 2023 – York – York City Council Chambers  10 N. Roosevelt Street

Wednesday, July 19, 2023 – Fort Mill-Catawba Ridge High School– 1180 Fort Mill Parkway

Wednesday, August 16, 2023 – Sharon, Hickory Grove, Smyrna, McConnells - Sharon Community Center, 3722 Woodlawn Street

Wednesday, September 20, 2023 – Rock Hill – Rock Hill Operations Center, Conference Room 132, 757 S Anderson Road


*Future meetings to be determined at a later date

*All meetings will begin at 6pm

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