Fulton County on June 1 finalized a list of county-wide projects that could be funded by a 0.75 percent sales tax boost headed for the Nov. 8 ballot. The Fulton County Board of Commissioners will vote to formally approve the list June 15.

Sandy Springs has its own city-level list of projects for the sales tax, or T-SPLOST, which is up for a City Council vote on June 7.

The T-SPLOST would last five years and fund project both across the county and in participating cities, which would get a slice of funds based on population. The tax is projected to raise a similar amount of funds for both the county projects and Sandy Springs: around $100 million.

The Fulton T-SPLOST does not include the portion of the county within the city of Atlanta, which has its own, separate proposed T-SPLOST that may include MARTA funding.

Fulton County developed its list in a series of public meetings. The overview of T-SPLOST projects, according to a press release, includes:

  • $36 million in maintenance and safety enhancements (including topping and resurfacing of local roadways)
  • Over $41 million for operations and safety improvements
  • $3.7 million for work on bridges
  • $1.1 million for Fulton County Airport improvements
  • $2.2 million for “Quick Response Projects,” meaning small, easy-to-do fixes such as painting new stripes on a road
  • More than $17 million for pedestrian and bicycle improvements

For a detailed breakdown of potential projects, see the county’s T-SPLOST web page here.

“Everyone who lives or drives through Fulton County knows transportation must be improved,” said Fulton Chairman John Eaves in the press release. “Thanks to input from residents, the business community and government leaders, we have come up with a project list that reflects your key areas of concern. I encourage you to review the list before you vote in November.”

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.