As outlined in the Transportation Investment Act, successful passage of the upcoming transportation referendum would set aside 15% of the sales tax proceeds to the individual counties and municipalities in the 10-county Atlanta region. With this funding, local governments may fund and build projects that address local transportation problems. Should the July 31 transportation referendum pass, the City of Atlanta is expected to receive more than $9 million every year for the next ten years, for a total of about $94 million for local projects. Over the last several months, the Mayor’s Office, Department of Planning & Community Development and Department of Public Works, in coordination with Atlanta residents and the Atlanta City Council, have developed a draft list of projects to be built with this 15% allocation.
On June 5, the City of Atlanta will host an open house to present the draft list and gather public input. A brief overview of the referendum process and the 85% regional list will be included as part of the session. The public is encouraged to attend this meeting and learn more about potential local priority projects.
Atlanta City Hall
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
55 Trinity Avenue, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
If unable to attend, please submit comments on the draft list by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 404-330-6145 by June 19, 2012.