A Citizens Project Selection Committee (CPSC) was recently formed in Gwinnett County to recommend how funds should be allocated if the Special Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) is voted in and renewed for 2014. I have the pleasure of being one of the 9 members selected for the Committee to represent the interests of our community.
A renewal of a 3 year SPLOST in 2014 would fund at least $200 Million in transportation projects for Gwinnett County. These projects will help maintain and enhance the great quality of our transportation network without raising property taxes.
The CPSC recently recommended that if the SPLOST is passed, the County should allocate $47.6 Million for Major Roads and $33 Million for Intersection Improvements to relieve traffic and congestion.
Other areas where I think we, as residents, will see a big impact for our SPLOST dollars are in the categories that directly impact Safety & Walkability of our community. The recommendations in these areas were:
$27 Million for Sidewalks and Pedestrian Safety, $15 Million for School Safety, and $15 Million for Road Safety & Alignment.
It is important to remember that the 2014 SPLOST will not only fund about $200 Million in County directed transportation projects (some of which could be implemented in and around the City of Peachtree Corners), but also provide close to $20 Million in project funds to be directed by and spent in the City of Peachtree Corners.
Gwinnett County and our City of Peachtree Corners have much to gain from the renewal of SPLOST. I encourage everyone to share this with your Gwinnett neighbors and friends and show up at the polls on Nov. 5th and Vote Yes for the 2014 SPLOST renewal.
For a complete list of the CPSC transportation category allocation recommendations, visit the County’s website at: