The six-year SPLOST — or special-purpose local option sales tax — is planned to cover improvements to transportation, recreation, public safety and other offerings throughout the county. But what, specifically, will it fund?
Find a list of a few major (or otherwise interesting) projects below.
“This is a well thought out list of projects that addresses some of our more pressing needs in a way that is fair to everyone in the county,” Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash said in a news release.
Another of $26.5 million will be set asidefor new park projects,including $7.5 million to develop a brand new park for the Discovery High School cluster in Lawrenceville.
$20.2 million, total, will be used to build new libraries in Lawrenceville and Snellville (which will replace existing branches)
$10 million was set aside for the development of new greenways.
$8 million was designated for the construction of a new police precinct and 911 center at Bay Creek Park near Loganville.
$3.8 million was set aside for a new senior center in Dacula.
About 65 percent of the overall SPLOST funds expected to be collected — or about $437.7 million — will be dedicated to transportation projects. Among those projects are “major road” projects, intersection improvements, pedestrian safety projects, alignment projects, bridge projects and school safety projects.
Before taking over the AJC's morning newsletter, Tyler Estep worked as a reporter covering DeKalb County, its government and its people. A Gwinnett County native and University of Georgia graduate, he has been with the AJC since 2015. He previously covered his home county and served stints on the paper's hyperlocal and breaking news teams.