When and Where Do I Vote?
Polls will be open on Tuesday, July 31st from 7 am to 7 pm. If you're unsure of your voting precinct location, go here to look it up. To vote in the July 31 election, you had to have been registered to vote by July 2.
What is T-SPLOST?
On the ballot is a referendum that asks Georgia residents to vote on a 1% sales tax to invest in transportation improvements in Georgia's twelve economic development regions.
Each region's election will be separate from the other regions, and each region's citizens will determine the fate of a new ten-year Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (T-SPLOST) on all sales in that region. The T-SPLOST referendum was authorized by the Transportation Investment Act (TIA) of 2010.
Candler Park is in Region 3 (the Atlanta Regional Commission), which includes the ten-county Atlanta metro area and the City of Atlanta. In our region, $8.5 billion would be generated over the ten year period. If passed, the majority of the money would be used for regional projects, and 15% of the funds would be distributed to counties and municipalities as discretionary funds.
- For our region: The Final Investment List for our region can be found here.
- For our city: The City of Atlanta has developed a list of projects to be funded, as seen here.
- For our part of town: Go here to see the the discretionary revenue project list for the Neighborhood Planning Unit N (NPU-N).
How Would T-SPLOST Impact Candler Park?
The two projects that would most directly impact Candler Park are:
DeKalb Ave from Hurt St to City Limits - Complete Street: milling and repaving, sidewalk and ADA ramp repair and installation, reversible lane removal and addition of bicycle facilities along DeKalb Ave from MARTA Inman Park-Reynoldstown Station (Hurt St) to the city limits, including bicycle and pedestrian improvements at DeKalb Ave at Oakdale Rd/Whitefoord Ave and DeKalb Ave at DeKalb Pl/Rocky Ford Rd and pedestrian safety improvements in the vicinity of MARTA Edgewood-Candler Park and East Lake Stations.
Moreland Ave (US 23/SR 42) from Mansfield St to DeKalb Ave: Pedestrian Safety Improvements and Lane Conversion: streetscape and pedestrian improvements along Moreland Ave (US 23/SR 42) from Mansfield St to DeKalb Ave, including installation of mid-block crossing from Mansfield Ave to Euclid Ave and lane conversion from Euclid Ave to DeKalb Ave to add bicycle facilities, median and/or on-street parking.