Vote YES on SPLOST 2020

Voting Date: Nov 5, 2019
Early voting: Oct 14 - Nov 1, 2019

SPECIAL PURPOSE LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX

All communities in Georgia are allowed to adopt a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) to fund a variety of local, capital improvement projects.  SPLOST 2020 would renew the one penny per dollar sales tax in Athens-Clarke County and keep sales tax at its current rate. The SPLOST 2020 program funds 37 projects that would otherwise be paid for with General Funds and property tax revenues.  

37 PROJECTS

COMMUNITY DRIVEN

11-YEAR

$314 MILLION

SPLOST 2020 info graphic of project categories

SPLOST 2020 renews the current 1% sales tax ("penny on a dollar") in April 2020 and continues for 11 years, if approved by the voters.

PENNY FACTS:

Facts about the one-cent tax

Projects for SPLOST 2020 were selected based on key benefits for Athens:

  • Economic Prosperity
  • Social Well-Being
  • Environmental Protection
  • Equitable Geographic Impact and Distribution
  • Continuing Momentum or Expansion of Current or Past SPLOST-funded Projects

FUNDING PIE:

SPLOST 2020 info graphic of funding percentages

PROJECTS

Voting YES on SPLOST 2020 means ALL 37 projects will be funded. Voting NO means NONE of the projects will be funded.

Click on project title below to learn more about each project.

Citizen Oversight

Learn about the process for project selection and on-going involvement by citizens

FAQs

Get the answers to the most frequently asked questions about the SPLOST program, costs, process and details

Ballot Language & Ordinance

Understand the ballot before you vote.