Gwinnett County Commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday that places a 1-penny special purpose local option sales tax renewal on ballots Nov. 5.
The three-year renewal, if approved by voters, is expected to raise $498 million with about 70 percent of that revenue dedicated to transportation projects. Cities would also get a cut, based on a complex formula that calculates population and the amount of lane miles in each jurisdiction.
If approved by voters, collections for the tax renewal would begin April 1, 2014, and end March 31, 2017. Sales tax is currently at 6 percent in Gwinnett.
The resolution says $347.7 million will be spent on roads, bridges, drainage, sidewalks and other equipment related to transportation improvements.
Other planned spending includes public safety facilities and equipment ($74.6 million); recreational facilities and equipment ($47.2 million); library relocation, renovation and equipment ($11.8 million); senior citizen facilities ($5.9 million); parking ($4.2 million); administrative facilities ($4.1 million); and water and sewer improvements ($2.4 million).
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