As the leaves turn and November approaches, DeKalb County stands at a pivotal crossroads. On November 7th, residents have the power to cast a vote that will shape the county’s infrastructure and quality of life for years to come. At the heart of the ballot is the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) – a one-cent sales tax dedicated to funding crucial capital projects.
The Power of One Cent: Understanding SPLOST
Imagine the difference a single cent can make. That’s the driving force behind SPLOST, an initiative transforming DeKalb County through funding essential capital ventures – from modernizing roads to erecting public buildings and updating major equipment.
A Proven Track Record: The Success Story of SPLOST
Since its adoption in 2017, SPLOST has been a financial engine propelling the county toward progress. Slated to bring in $636 million by 2024, this funding is a cornerstone of our community’s growth, touching every corner of our day-to-day lives.
The Mile-Makers: SPLOST at Work
Thanks to SPLOST, over 250 miles of DeKalb’s streets are now smoother and safer for travel. Beyond transportation, the tax has been a lifeline for public safety, health, libraries, and parks, ensuring a well-rounded upliftment of our county’s facilities.
The Greenway Growth: SPLOST’s Role in Peachtree Creek Greenway
The Peachtree Creek Greenway stands as a testament to the community’s vision for connectivity and community. This multi-modal path promises to unite diverse neighborhoods, enhance recreational spaces, and drive economic opportunity. SPLOST is key to realizing this vision, offering financial support to complete the Greenway’s ambitious goals.
A New Dawn: SPLOST’s Expanded Reach
Recent legislative updates have broadened SPLOST’s horizons. With House Bill 431, the funds can now rejuvenate parks and libraries in addition to their traditional targets. This expansion ensures that SPLOST remains responsive to the evolving needs of DeKalb’s residents.
The Crossroads: Your Vote, Your Voice
Now, as we look to the future, the November 7th vote on SPLOST stands as more than a mere choice—it is a declaration of our commitment to continued progress. The approval of SPLOST means a greener, more connected, and more vibrant DeKalb, with the Peachtree Creek Greenway as a shining jewel in the county’s crown.
The Bottom Line: Making Your Mark
Every vote cast is a building block for tomorrow. As residents of DeKalb, you hold the power to steer the county toward sustained improvement and prosperity. Remember, it’s not just about the present – it’s about paving the way for future generations to thrive.
Join the movement for progress. Your penny is your promise for a brighter DeKalb.
As you gear up for the November election, remember that SPLOST isn’t just a tax; it’s a tangible representation of your voice and vision for DeKalb County. Let’s continue the momentum and bring the Peachtree Creek Greenway and other vital projects to life. Vote on SPLOST – because when we invest together, we grow together. #DeKalbSPLOST #VoteForProgress #PeachtreeCreekGreenway