On Nov. 8, Gwinnett citizens will cast their ballot on a measure that has a tremendous impact on their everyday lives- the potential renewal of a one cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). If approved, the sales tax would last for six years and could fund an estimated $950 million in improvements across the County.
Historically the sales tax has funded construction of municipal and county facilities, parks, police and fire stations, but the majority of the funds have been used to fund improvements to Gwinnett County’s transportation network.
Many of us rely on the infrastructure that SPLOST has funded every day and we don’t even realize it. The video below highlights just a fraction of the improvements the program has funded.
With such an important decision facing voters, we feel it is important to provide our stakeholders with as much information as possible about the program. Between now and Nov. 8 we’ll be working to inform local residents and businesses on the history of the SPLOST program and some details about this specific renewal.