Almost all the speakers from Lowndes County or Valdosta opposed T-SPLOST at the 19 September 2011 public hearing, as you can see in these videos.
Some of the videos have already been blogged separately, along with some closely related posts:
- Lowndes County donor county
- How do we vote on T-SPLOST? — Gretchen Quarterman
- Lowndes, Tift, and Ware donor counties and majority
- Not a special Local tax: it’s a Regional tax —Nolen Cox
- Five million dollars for one intersection? —Gretchen Quarterman
- St. Augustine and Gornto Road in Final T-SPLOST list
- Gasoline tax? —Roy Taylor
- Why did old US 41 N increase from $8 M to $12 M? —John S. Quarterman
- Aviation Projects, and Valdosta is a substantial donor –Larry Hanson
And finally, beware! Most of the discussion in these videos is about specific lists of non-discretionary projects. There’s also 25% of the T-SPLOST money that could be spent on discretionary projects, which are already being specified by the local governments, and which may include many of the same projects that were on the original unconstrained project list but got bumped off the constrained list.
Here’s a video playlist:
T-SPLOST Public Meeting, Southern Georgia Regional Commission (SGRC),
Corey Hull, Travis Harper,
Valdosta, Lowndes County, Georgia, 19 September 2011.
Video by Gretchen Quarterman for Lowndes Area Knowledge Exchange (LAKE).