Both All for Transportation (AFT) transit tax referendums, in 2018 and in 2022, were ruled illegal by the Courts. As a result, taxpayers got stuck paying for costly outside legal counsel.
In 2018 warnings were raised by then county commissioner Stacy White and others that AFT's
citizen wealthy special interests led transit tax had potential legal issues.
Those warnings went unheeded by Hillsborough County Attorney Christine Beck and HART's legal counsel Davis Smith.