On Nov. 3, Cobb residents will be asked to renew the one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) when it expires at the end of 2021 for another six years.
If approved, a large portion of the SPLOST revenue will go toward Cobb Department of Transportation projects, especially for road resurfacing, according to a county statement.
With the deteriorating condition of Cobb’s roadways, engineers warn - without a significant investment in resurfacing - the cost for repairs could be insurmountable, the statement added.
The SPLOST 2022 project list also contains many public safety projects, a new animal shelter, parks and library safety enhancements and funding for projects in Cobb’s six cities.
The mayors of those cities recently signed a joint letter, urging the county commissioners to put the project list before the voters and calling SPLOST a crucial part of their infrastructure improvement process.
Without putting more burden on property taxes, the current SPLOST has built regional libraries and major transportation projects and upgraded the county’s parks and buildings.
Anyone wanting to provide feedback on the SPLOST renewal may email SPLOSTcomments@CobbCounty.org.
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