The Cobb County Board of Commissioners continues to consider the potential term and project list of a renewed Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. Several proposals have been put forth to reduce the original consideration of a 6 year term down to 4 or 5 years. The BOC recently held another public hearing to reduce the list to only projects that can be accomplished in a short amount of time. Mayors from the six cities of Cobb County were in attendance and asked the BOC move forward with a SPLOST vote. The Council for Quality Growth spoke at the hearing and urged the Board to work together on a plan over the next week so a vote can be called at their next meeting on December 14th. A special election on the referendum can be held on March 15th, 2011 if they vote before the end of the year. However, if consideration of the referendum is delayed until next year then a vote cannot be taken until November 2011 creating a six month gap in collections if the public vote was successful. Continuation of the SPLOST is critical to providing a strong infrastructure and economic vitality for Cobb County. The Board of Commissioners will meet again on December 14th at 10:00 am after the scheduled zoning hearings.