VOTERS WILL SOON DETERMINE THE FATE OF THE 2017 SPLOST

Written by Elizabeth Davis. Posted in News & Weather

It won’t be too long until voters head to the polls to determine the fate of the latest special purpose local option sales tax (or SPLOST) for Rome and Floyd County.  If approved, the one-cent sales tax would fund some $63.8 million in projects ranging from an Ag Center to upgrades in infrastructure.

Danny Price, spokesman for the Rome-Floyd Citizens for Progress (aka Rome-Floyd SPLOST YES), believes that passage of the one-cent sales tax would fund some much-needed projects without placing the burden solely on those who pay property taxes.

Price adds that passage of the SPLOST could potentially attract new business to Rome.  Many industries aim to relocate to a place where betterment of the community is important to its citizens.  Price indicates that those who are willing to tax themselves are more likely to attract new business than those who are not.

Supporters and skeptics alike may learn more about the 2017 SPLOST via Facebook; search for Rome Floyd SPLOST Yes.

If approved by voters on November 7th, collection would begin on the new SPLOST when the current one-cent sales tax ends on March 31, 2019.

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