Vote YES on SPLOST 2020
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.
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.
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
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.