Hillsborough and Pinellas Counties have history; just over one hundred years ago on the first day of January in the year nineteen hundred and twelve, Pinellas County was established after successful secession from Hillsborough County. Before the secessionist movement that created Pinellas County the area was known to locals as West Hillsborough. Many in West Hillsborough felt neglected by the County’s lack of support and services prompting the split between Hillsborough County and West Hillsborough.
Pinellas County made the decision back in 1907, then making that decision official in 1912; similar ridiculous decisions have been made by Pinellas County on continuously consistent pace since their departure from reality. It is understood that you are fond of the sandbar you call Pinellas; it is also understood that emotions may get the better of you. Before doing anything brash or hasty, think about this;
- Spell Check does not recognize “P I N E L L A S” as the correct spelling. (Caps for effect.)
- Pinellas County has five of the worst schools in the entire state of Florida.
- Pinellas County, please explain US-19?
Failing to provide it’s Citizens adequate services, should have Pinellas County concerned of a reignited movement to secede. The division of a county has happened before and will happen again; maybe South County becomes masters of their own destiny.
For Tampa the togetherness of Pinellas County and Hillsborough County is a detriment to the to the success of Tampa and the county at large. There should be competition there should not be hugs, an us versus them relationship must be forged; with Tampa and Hillsborough County holding victory over West Hillsborough. As a citizen of and for Tampa; I recommend that we focus on Tampa and not Tampa Bay. Let them sink.