About a dozen citizens attended Mayor Bucky Johnson’s QA session about the Transportation Investment Act at 45 South Cafe in Norcross last Saturday (July14).
The controversial TIA, which many refer to as a TSPLOST, is a 1-percent sales tax referendum that would fund transportation projects around the region. The region, which includes local cities, would cover 10 counties: Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale.
A recent Rosetta Stone poll has shown a majority of voters are against the referendum, according to wsbtv.com.
As the chairman of the Atlanta Regional Transportation Round Table, Johnson discussed the TIA in length and answered questions alongside field staffer Jon Richards of Untie Atlanta, a privately funded campaign supporting the referendum.
The two explained that, if the referendum passes on the July 31st ballot, the penny tax would last 10 years starting Jan. 1,