If voters knew what they were voting for with SPLOST VII, maybe they’d be more likely to vote for it, noted Gretchen Quarterman at the 13 August 2013 Regular Session of the Lowndes County Commission.
Gretchen Quarterman said she was happy about the work the county had done with the cities to figure out SPLOST VII, but:
Last year we didn’t do a good job in the county about getting the county residents to go and vote for SPLOST so now we’re in this gap. Thank you for figuring out how to fill the gap; if we do that, that’s good.
One of the things that I think would really help us would be if citizens could have complete and easy access to information about the SPLOST. So you did the little presentation that says $26 million for roads and $17 million for sewer and something. But that’s not the level of information that at least I’m looking for. This lady [Anita Armstrong, who had just spoken] would like to know that her road is going to get paved. Or that there’s going to be help for Val Del [as in traffic in and out of REZ-2013-09 Moody Family Housing], or something.
So I really think the more information that we can make freely available to people without making them have to ask for it, the easier our job will be.
Here’s the video:
Access to information about SPLOST
Regular Session, Lowndes County Commission (LCC),
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE),
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 13 August 2013.