Athens-Clarke County Commissioners will hear a proposal this evening for a new sales tax to fund transportation improvements.
County officials originally planned for the special purpose local option sales tax, or T-SPLOST, 2023 referendum to occur November 2022, but now want to move the date up to May because collections have been coming in more robustly than expected.
The projected collections for the proposed SPLOST would exceed TSPLOST 2018 collections, which funds, among other things, transit expansion as well as improvements to the firefly trail.
Commissioners are expected to approve a final list of projects early next year and the referendum is expected to be in front of voters in May 2022.
Tonight’s work session starts at 5:30 and will be live streamed on the county’s YouTube page.