Atlanta Moves Toward Resolution on Sales Taxes to Support Equitable Transportation

A sales tax resolution to support public transportation is slated for a vote in the Atlanta City Council.

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October 7, 2016, 1:00 PM PDT

By Casey Brazeal @northandclark


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According to a story by David Pendered in the Saporta Report, the Atlanta City Council is poised to pass a resolution to support an effort to obtain more transit funds to support the city's underserved population, "$2.8 billion is to come from the two transportation sales tax referendums on the Nov. 8 ballot. One proposed 0.5 percent sales tax is for transit; the other 0.5 percent sales tax is for non-transit transportation improvements, such as sidewalks."

This proposal is intended to have a global effect on Atlanta transit. Pendered reports, "The legislation intends to compel the city, MARTA, and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. to share plans and collaborate on their various transportation projects." Pendered goes on to say that this Resolution will not have the force of law, as it is not an ordinance.

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