Sustainability News Item
August 17, 2020
Metro Atlanta is one of the leading destinations for growth in the entire country. Unfortunately, traffic and congestion is one of the region's biggest problems. Elected officials from every part of Fulton County have worked tirelessly on a plan to help ease traffic, reduce congestion and, in the City of Atlanta, enhance MARTA.
On the November 8th ballot, voters in Atlanta and Fulton County will be deciding on 5-year Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for Transportation Purposes (T-SPLOST) and City of Atlanta voters will also vote on a MARTA transit sales tax. A "yes" vote will significantly improve the traffic, congestion, infrastructure and enhance MARTA. Unlike the previous T-SPLOST referendum, the proceeds raised in any given area, go directly to benefit that area's projects. That means money raised in Sandy Springs will benefit Sandy Springs and the same throughout the various cities in Fulton County.
Voters in Atlanta will have two questions:
- Shall an additional .4% in sales tax be collected for infrastructure and road improvements?
- Shall an additional .5% in sales tax be collected for the purpose of significantly expanding and enhancing MARTA transit service in the City of Atlanta?
The remaining parts of Fulton County, will be asked:
- Shall an additional .75% sales tax be collected in part of Fulton County outside of the City of Atlanta for five years for the purpose of transportation improvements and congestion reduction?
Why it Matters?
This year's T-SPLOST referendum will be the most significant vote for the future of the Atlanta Metropolitan Region. The leadership of the Atlanta REALTORS® Association and the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® have joined with our affiliated real estate organizations across the metro area to support this important referendum.
Click here for more information on T-SPLOST.
- Fulton County Voters:
- City of Atlanta Voters:
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The ARA and ACBR leadership, along with the help of Skyline PR Firm, have created an "Unlock ATL" campaign. We ask that you consider sharing this message through your social media network to encourage voters to support the T-SPLOST.
#TSPLOST will help all Atlantans @UnlockATL - See which projects are in your area: www.atlcbr.com/unlockatl
How will #TSPLOST @UnlockATL? Check out how you can improve your neighborhood and commute! Interactive map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=1nKKH_5gTCMOWf2GvETgxj4-iffA
#VoteYESforTSPLOST to improve roads and @UnlockATL traffic
Tired of your commute? Get out of traffic and @UnlockATL by voting YES for #TSPLOST on Nov. 8
About the PCBR Market Brief
The Pickens County Board of REALTORS® (PCBR) Market Brief is compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS). For more information on details of this month's report, please contact the Board at 770.866.1397.
*Each month, the numbers reported for the previous month are updated to reflect additional recordings.
About the Pickens County Board of REALTORS®
The Pickens County Board serves as a central source of information for our members and our main focus are real estate education, the promotion of professionalism in our industry and representing our REALTOR® members with legislative initiatives to create positive change for the real estate community. Throughout its history, the Pickens County Board has exerted its influence in civic affairs in its capacity of representing a substantial segment of the business community across the Pickens area. The Board has contributed to various charities over the years by hosting fundraisers.
About First Multiple Listing Service
First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS) is the premier data services provider for real estate professionals in Georgia. FMLS was founded in 1957 by a group of Brokers who wanted to share their listings and connect buyers and sellers. Today FMLS is the largest MLS in Georgia & the 4th largest MLS in the United States, serving nearly 54,000 real estate Agents & Brokers. For additional information or to start a discussion about how to partner with FMLS please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.