T-SPLOST: For Or Against?
Patch wants to know how you feel about the transportation sales tax referendum.
It's a question that will be on every metro Atlanta ballot on July 31: whether to approve a one-percent sales tax throughout the entire area for transportation improvements.
T-SPLOST is a transportation sales tax refererendum that, if approved, will fund $8.5 billion for projects in 10 counties. The project list includes some of the region's most heavily traveled roads - from Piedmont and Roswell roads in Buckhead to the I-85/285 interchange - as well as bike trails and Beltline loops.
DeKalb's Chamber of Commerce president supports it, as do Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and other T-SPLOST supporters have been holding Q&A sessions in areas such as Virginia Highland and Druid Hills, Cascade and southwest Atlanta, and other areas in which major projects are proposed.
But a recent survey of Republicans by Patch shows widespread opposition, and UGA Professor of Political Science Charles Bullock says the referendum's prospects look dim.
Ultimately, however, the issue rests in your hands at the ballot box. And Patch wants to know how you feel about T-SPLOST from throughout the metro Atlanta area. So take our poll, and share your thoughts in the comment section below.
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