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SPLOST Resolution Approved by Mayor, Council

Mayor Jason Lary and the city council approved a resolution affirming support for the call for a referendum on a one-cent Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, today during a special call meeting. Their unanimous vote positions them to be in support of a county referendum to be voted on next Tuesday. If the county referendum passes, voters will decide on the SPLOST this November.

Special town hall meetings will continue throughout the city, giving business owners and residents the opportunity to voice their support or opposition to the SPLOST. In past public meetings, attendees suggested improvements and projects to be funded by the city's portion of the SPLOST proceeds. The enclosed Exhibit A will provide an overview of the capital projects on which, the council intends to spend SPLOST proceeds.


  1. Based on street assessment completed by DeKalb County.
  2. Transportation Implementation & Design (TID) Plan will be completed to design transportation improvements thru a publicly-driven process.
  3. Transportation Improvements will be prioritized based upon criteria that will be developed during the TID.
  4. Includes the development of a Parks and Recreation Master Plan.
  5. Construction Program Management includes professional services and SPLOST-related program fees to manage the overall SPLOST program over a six-year period.
  6. The cost of each Project reflected herein is an estimate only and is subject to change at the discretion of the governing body of the City of Stonecrest because of a change in the Project's priority and/or the Projects' actual cost.


The Georgia Legislature gave counties the option to implement SPLOSTS more than 30 years ago. SPLOSTs have always been placed on the ballot for approval by the county in which it is to be implemented. The proceeds from the tax must go toward capital projects. The state also mandated that municipalities receive a share of the county's SPLOST revenues. The revenue amounts are determined by the size of the city's population. It is estimated that Stonecrest will receive more than $47 million over the next six years. If the SPLOST vote passes, Stonecrest will start receiving funds around May 2018

John Funny, Grice Consulting Group, explains the benefits of SPLOST during a special call meeting at Stonecrest LibraryJohn Funny, Grice Consulting Group, explains the benefits of SPLOST during a special call meeting at Stonecrest Library.