Update 2018-01-28: LAKE videos of Valdosta Mayor and Council talking about $406 million and 25% discretionary funds which can be used for things like public transportation.
Preparing for a vote on the May 22, 2018, primary election ballot, SGRC is holding two public meetings next week to review what the regional roundtable has come up with for a project list for a regional one-percent sales tax. Most of the projects, ranging from $18 thousand to $26 million dollars, are for roads and bridges, but there are also sidewalks and one airport tower light. There is nothing in the project list for public transportation, but 25% of the funds are not on the project list, and counties or cities could choose to use some of those funds for example for paying for the urban area parts of trips by the Lowndes County MIDS on-call bus service.
When: 4-6PM, Monday, January 29, 2018
Pearson Sports and Civic Complex,
786 Austin Avenue East, Pearson, Georgia
When: 10AM-6PM, Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Southern Georgia Regional Commission Valdosta
327 West Savannah Ave. Valdosta, Georgia
SGRC Press Release, 19 January 2018, Public Meetings Set for Transportation Sales Tax Project List, Continue reading