Regional Transportation Planning Meeting Held: No One Comes

Officials and planners from across Georgia came out to answer any questions the public may have about a new regional transportation plan. Evidently the plan has "100 percent support," joked one official, because no one showed up.

The transportation plan will be funded by a new Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST), which one would think controversial enough in this era of the Tea Party. But evidently not.

"If approved by voters, the tax is expected to generate some $1.2 billion over its 10-year life that would fund transportation projects across the state," reports Charles Oliver.

It is unclear from the report if attendance was officially zero, or just very, very low. But Oliver does speak with one person who has says "...was one of the few people not employed by a government at the meeting."

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