The following is a news release from the
The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors has voted to endorse the proposed (T-SPLOST), which will appear on statewide ballots July 31. The Chamber is encouraging all of its nearly 450 members, plus community and business leaders to support the one-percent sales tax initiative that will help fund millions of dollars of road improvements throughout the 12-county Northeast Georgia Region over the next 10 years.
At its monthly meeting on June 12, the chamber board voted to approve the following motion: "The Oconee County Chamber of Commerce, although generally opposed to tax increases, publicly supports the upcoming T-SPLOST vote as vital for future economic development and the funding of future transportation projects in such a manner that Oconee County and our region remains competitive with other communities, counties and regions across the state of Georgia."
Chamber Chairman Mack Guest said the projects in Oconee County total more than $75 million. "These road improvements are much-needed if our area is to grow and thrive," he said. "A yes vote on the T-SPLOST is a vote for jobs and better infrastructure for the county, region and state."