Interesting in giving input on possible transportation projects that
could result from a new SPLOST in Gwinnett? County leaders are holding a
session soon where you can get involved.
According to a county
news release, people interested in being on the Citizens Project
Selection Committee can attend an organizational meeting on Monday, Aug.
26 from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Gwinnett Justice and Administration
Center, 75 Langley Drive in Lawrenceville. Popular Stories “The
purpose of the meeting is to select members and alternates to represent
six major interest groups on the committee,” Gwinnett Transportation
Director Kim Conroy said in the release.
Four members will
represent homeowners (one from each commission district); one
representative each will represent the business community, environmental
stakeholders, schools, civic organizations, and senior citizens.
commissioners are expected Tuesday (Aug. 20) to formally issue a call
for a public vote on a new three-year Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, which
would begin in April 2014. (The current 1 percent tax expires in March
Gwinnett and city leaders are now formally in accord on a three-year tax, which could generate up to $498 million. Also, both the county and the cities say they will devote most of the SPLOST funds for transportation projects.
The actual public vote will be Nov. 5.
hundreds of letters are being sent this week inviting residents to
attend the meeting and help spread the word, according to the county
"We need representation from all segments of the county,
so we’re sending letters, talking to the media and sharing information
through all the county’s communications channels, including the
website,” Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash said.
Renewing the SPLOST would keep Gwinnett County's sales tax at 6 percent.
For more information about the SPLOST meeting, visit the county website or call the Gwinnett Department of Transportation at (770) 822-7400.