DeKalb County CEO Mike Thurmond, surrounded by mayors and government officials, speaks about the SPLOST ballot measure ahead of the vote in November 2017. MARK NIESSE / MARK.NIESSE@AJC.COM
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Photo: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

DeKalb moving forward with SPLOST implementation

DeKalb County is in the process of evaluating proposals from three companies that are interested in serving as program manager of the $388 million SPLOST program.

Proceeds from the one-percent special purpose local options sales tax will go toward improving roads and public safety throughout the county. Voters approved the tax increase in November.

The SPLOST Citizens Advisory Committee will hold its first meeting in May. Members are being appointed by the Board of Commissioners and CEO Mike Thurmond.

In addition, Thurmond’s staff is preparing updates for commissioners that will provide an overview of SPLOST projects and what will get priority status in the first year.

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The makeover could include townhomes, business space and retailers like Costco.

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