You’ve heard Corey Hull of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Metropolitan Planning Organization (VLMPO) give a brief version of T-SPLOST at VLCIA. Here he talks at greater length at the Lowndes County Democratic Party:
The Georgia legislature passed what was then known as House bill 277 called Transportation Investment Act of 2010…. It created or proposed a one percent sales tax for transportation purposes throughout the state of Georgia. It creates twelve special transportation taxing districts that are based on the boundaries of the regional commissions. And that is where the connection with the regional commission stops. They are not the same body….So who are these regional commissions?
It also created an executive committee. The executive committee is five persons plus two members from the House transportation committee and one member from the Senate transportation committee. In our case there are five county chairmen serving on that, and Ashley is on that for Lowndes County.The state transportation budget is $2 billion dollars, of which $1.1 billion is federal funding, mostly from gas tax. The state has to match the federal funding, and is getting closer to not doing that. This sales tax was the legislature’s way of handling that.
Here’s the video.
Corey Hull of the Valdosta-Lowndes County Metropolitan Planning Organization (VLMPO)
explains T-SPLOST (HB 277) Transportation Investment Act of 2010
at the monthly meeting of the Lowndes County Democratic Party (LCDP),
Gretchen Quarterman (Chair), Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia.
Video by John S. Quarterman for LAKE, the Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange.
Stay tuned; there’s more.