The Council for Quality Growth encourages you to support your community’s special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) or Transit Special Purpose Local Option Sales and Use Tax (TSPLOST) programs.
SPLOST programs are a crucial financing tool utilized to improve aging infrastructure, spur economic development, and enhance the quality of life for each citizen. The Council for Quality Growth supports the following SPLOST programs up for consideration on the November 3, 2020 ballot.
Cobb residents will be asked to renew the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) when it expires at the end of 2021. If approved by the voters, the tax will be collected from January 1, 2022 to December 31, 2027 projected to collect $750 million for over six years.
If approved, a large portion of the SPLOST revenue will be allocated for road resurfacing. Cobb’s roadways condition has deteriorated, and it’s imperative to invest and not defer road maintenance. The SPLOST project list contains funding for projects in Cobb’s six cities, multiple public safety projects, parks, and library safety enhancements, and a new animal shelter. To learn more details on the improvements and projects on the 2022 Cobb SPLOST project list, click here.
Gwinnett residents will be asked to vote on a 30-year, one-cent sales tax to expand transit services. If approved, the 30-year one-cent sales tax will raise 12.8 billion for 80 projects, including heavy rail extension from the Doraville MARTA station to Jimmy Carter, four bus rapid transit routes, seven arterial rapid transit lines, and approximately 24 bus lines.
The transit plan will improve Gwinnett’s transportation system and will improve transit connectivity across the metro Atlanta region. To view the TSPLOST referendum and project list, click here.
To learn more Gwinnett Transit Education Forum, click here.
Gwinnett residents will be asked to vote to extend the one-penny sales tax on retail sales. This tax will be paid by everyone who shops in Gwinnett County regardless of where they live. The Gwinnett Kids Count campaign was formed to build support for the E-SPLOST referendum, click here for more information about the Gwinnett Kids Count campaign.