GREENHAVEN WILL NOT RECEIVE SPLOST FUNDS
Imagine Greenhaven has been touting that it will be in control of SPLOST funds if it becomes a city. However, that is not correct. There has been a determination that any new city or area in unincorporated DeKalb annexed after September 2017 WILL NOT have access to those funds. And in fact, there would need to be a new referendum and a vote after that time frame for any new funds including Greenhaven, Ga
WHAT IS SPLOST?
The DeKalb County SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) is a one-cent sales tax that provides funding exclusively for capital projects – roads, buildings, vehicles and major equipment, and other long-lived improvements.
The current SPLOST was adopted by voters in a referendum in November 2017 and will run from 2018 until 2024. SPLOST is expected to generate $636 million over the next six years for capital improvements for the county and city governments in DeKalb County.
The cities and DeKalb County adopted an intergovernmental agreement which created a distribution formula based on the population of each city. The formula and estimated figures agreed to by the cities and the county can be found here.
HOW TO FIND OUT MORE
Neighbors Against Greenhaven , DeKalb Strong, and Concerned Citizens in Opposition to Greenhaven are teaming up for a joint meeting for the citizens opposed to creating a new city.
The meeting will be held Tuesday, Feb 26th at
Rehoboth Baptist Church
2997 Lawrenceville Hwy
Tucker, GA 30084
7 p.m. to 9 p.m..
We will be discussing the reasons for opposing the creation of additional layers of government as well as strategies going forward. We are hoping to send a strong message to legislators and lobbyists that this community is OPPOSED to the haphazard segmentation of our community.