Sandy Springs voters this fall will have the opportunity the vote on a five-year TSPLOST extension to fund transportation projects throughout Sandy Springs. The TSPLOST referendum would extend and not increase the existing 0.75% (3/4 of a cent) sales tax approved by voters in November 2016. The sales tax collection period would run April 1, 2022 through March 31, 2027.
If approved, the TSPLOST 2021 Renewal will fund:
TSPLOST projects have been developed with a tiered revenue structure. Tier 2 and Tier 3 projects will proceed only if TSPLOST revenues exceed revenue projections.
To view the TSPLOST 2021 projects online, go to: https://arcg.is/1H09f8
TSPLOST 2021 Projects (pdf)
Early Voting Dates: Tuesday, October 12-Friday, October 29, 2021.
Absentee Ballot: The last day to submit an application for an absentee ballot for the November 2, 2021 election is October 22, 2021.
Election Day: Tuesday, November 2, 2021.
SANDY SPRINGS TO HOST TSPLOST 2021 VIRTUAL PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETINGS
The City of Sandy Springs will host a series of virtual public information meetings regarding the 2021 Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) referendum. The meetings will include an overview of TSPLOST and project information.
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 at 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m.
WHERE: To register for the meetings, go to: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87949592273
The community will also have in-person opportunities to learn more about TSPLOST 2021 by visiting the City’s booth at the Sandy Springs Farmers Market on Saturday Oct. 23 and Saturday, Oct. 30.
October 13, 2021 meeting recording: https://youtu.be/Kk89QGyzTuw
On November 8, 2016, Fulton County voters, including residents of Sandy Springs, approved the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST), a referendum to fund transportation improvements within the participating cities. In Sandy Springs, TSPLOST passed with 56.7 percent of the vote.
The collection of the 0.75 percent (3/4 of a cent) sales tax began in April 2017 to fund the T-SPLOST transportation projects.
Who pays the 0.75 percent tax? The sales tax will be paid by anyone - residents, visitors, businesses and tourists - who buy taxable products or services inside Fulton County, outside City of Atlanta limits.
Where will the money be spent? The TSPLOST dollars are allocated to projects identified and approved by the City Council as part of the TSPLOST initiative.
TSPLOST SPRING 2021 PUBLIC INPUT MEETINGS
The City of Sandy Springs hosted two virtual information meetings on Monday, April 26, 2021, to solicit input from the community regarding transportation projects for inclusion on the City’s Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) project list.
Transportation improvement projects are always happening in the City
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