From Councilman Alex Wan:
On July 31, voters within the ten-county Atlanta metropolitan area will decide whether to fund critical transportation and infrastructure projects through a regional transportation referendum. If it passes, it is estimated that $7.2 billion will be invested over a ten-year period across the metropolitan region with 15% going directly municipalities.
The City of Atlanta is expected to receive more than $9 million every year for ten years, or about $94 million total dedicated for local projects. Over the last several months, the Mayor’s Office, Department of Planning & Community Development and Department of Public Works, in coordination with Atlanta residents and the Atlanta City Council, have developed a draft list of projects.
On June 5, the City of Atlanta will host an open house to present the draft list and gather public input.
A brief overview of the referendum process and the 85% regional list will be included as part of the session. We invite everyone to attend. If you are unable to attend, you may submit your comments on the draft list by e-mail to email@example.com or call 404-330-6145 by June 19, 2012.