DeKalb County’s “Penny Power” SPLOST public education campaign focuses on making every penny count toward improving DeKalb County infrastructure.
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DeKalb to provide SPLOST updates during open houses

DeKalb County has scheduled three open houses in April to allow residents to review projects paid for by the new 1-percent SPLOST tax.

Voters approved the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax in November 2017, and it went into effect April 2018. The tax is expected to raise $637 million that will go toward roads, public safety and recreational enhancements.

The money is split between the county and DeKalb’s 12 cities according to population. The open houses will focus on the $388 million in projects controlled by the county, which will include resurfacing streets, park improvements and library renovations.

The locations and dates of the open house are:

  • April 9 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Maloof Auditorium, 1300 Commerce Drive in Decatur;
  • April 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Central DeKalb Senior Center, 1346 McConnell Drive in Decatur;
  • April 11 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Lou Walker Senior Center, 2538 Panola Road in Lithonia.

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