The County Commission, which is driving the proposal, hopes to have it ready for residents to vote on during this fall’s presidential election. Commissioners are drawing up wish lists of road, bridge, sidewalk and bike path development that could be funded with the proceeds.
Because of state rules on TSPLOSTs, the county would require approval from each of its four cities to get the full 1% increase in the sales tax, Henry’s Planning and Economic Development Director Kirk Toussaint said. Without that support, the maximum the county could collect would be 0.75% of a penny.
Stockbridge Mayor Anthony Ford said chairwoman Wood and the mayor are expected to meet on June 30. He said the Stockbridge City Council will talk about the matter during a work session Tuesday.
“It’s something that is needed,” Ford said of raising funds for transportation. “We need to prepare for the future with infrastructure that matches the growth of the community.”