The controversial TSPLOST took center stage during Tuesday night’s Cobb County Commissioner Chairman forum.
All three challengers opposed the special purpose local option sales tax aimed at funding transportation projects in metro Atlanta.
“I’m running to do everything I can to defeat TSPLOST,” said Bill Byrne to applause from the audience.
Mike Boyce cited the TSPLOST as one of the four taxes imposed over the last 19 months by the current commissioners.
“I’m running to bring conservative government to Cobb County,” Boyce said. “Four new taxes in 19 months, that’s not a Republican. That’s not conservative.”
Incumbent Tim Lee listed off the numerous accomplishments during his tenure as the current chairman.
“Cobb County has the lowest property tax in Metro Atlanta, the smallest operating budget in Metro Atlanta,” Lee said. “Cobb County has one of the lowest sales tax rates in Metro Atlanta.”
The TSPLOST came up during