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Peachtree Corners Meeting on TSPLOST Monday

Atlanta Regional Commission's Transportation Director, Gwinnett Department of Transportation Director and Dist. 2 County Commissioner will present information and answer questions.

Beginning Monday, a series of public information sessions will be held around Gwinnett County on the upcoming TSPLOST vote, also known as the Regional Transportation Referendum.

Monday's session will be held in the new city of Peachtree Corners. It will be 7:30-8:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall of , 5575 Peachtree Parkway.

Jane Hayse Director of Transportation at the Atlanta Regional Commission will review the facts on this historic choice, provide information on the specific projects and their impact on local residents and answer any questions.

Other presenters include: Lynette Howard, County Commission, District 2 and Kim Conroy, Gwinnett Department of Transportation Director.

On July 31, residents across the 10-county Atlanta area will have the opportunity to vote on the 1 percent sales tax that would fund $8.5 billion in transportation improvements through a regional one percent sales tax.

Here's a list of proposed projects that would be funded by the TSPLOST.

Cannot attend the program? You can call: 404-939-1930 to listen to the program on the phone.

Other sessions will be held as follows:

Lawrenceville

 Thursday, June 28, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Lawrenceville City Hall
70 South Clayton Street
Lawrenceville, GA  30046

Dacula

Thursday, July 19, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Dacula City Hall
442 Harbins Road
Dacula, GA  30019

 

Do you plan on attending to learn more about TSPLOST? Or have you already decided how you are going to vote?


 

Jimmy Neese June 25, 2012 at 03:14 PM
My real gut feeling is they didn't spend the money right the first time around because they are politicians and I don't really think it will be spent right the second time around. I know our roads are in the worst shape they have ever been but look at what they are doing with our taxes now spending it on commercials to get us to vote the one percent tax in. If they would use it wisley it wouldn't be so bad. Once this tax is started it will always be there for them to spend like it grows on trees. They never tighten the belt like we do they just come back for more and tell us how much time it will save us getting home and how much better traffic wil be for everyone. I'm definately not in favor of it.Its time they tighten the belt and stop the crazy spending. Next time you buy a large item it will hit you in the pocket and taxes never go down, just up.I don't know about you but i am tired of it. Until we make them stop they just keep coming back for more.
William Good June 25, 2012 at 05:22 PM
Going to these informational sessions is definitely important to see how the passage of this referendum will impact you personally. After looking at the project list I know that there are multiple projects that will affect my commute on the regional level and I am excited to see the local projects that will be put in place.
Mary June 25, 2012 at 07:13 PM
I would like to know why the significant monies being raised from fuel taxes can't be directed to these regional projects, as opposed to ANOTHER tax. If the projects are so important, why can't the current tax revenue from fuel be directed to these priorities? How will this tax, set to expire after ten years, be any different that the toll on GA400, that was also supposed to be retired, but lives on?
Jimmy Neese June 25, 2012 at 07:38 PM
It won't!!!!!!!! They told it would, you just have to realize who you are deaqling with. Politicians. How many do you see wanting to stop any tax. NONE Its just give me more. When ten years are up they will be so use to it it won't stop. That is why its so important to stop it before it starts. I'm not a pesomist, I am being a realist. Sorry but all that believe do any of you remember any tax resending after a few years. NO

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