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FACEBOOK Public Post

SPLOST happens.

Though it was determined by local cherry-pickers that about 8.5-percent of Columbus' general voting public (a bit more than 5,000 but less than 6,000 persons) showed up this past Tuesday to upvote or downvote this year's SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) budget, the hand full of voters who actually showed up got the final say on a nine-month tax increase for the whole entire city, up from 8% to 9% for nine months.

The extra 1% tax will be temporary, but could be made permanent if these same 8.52-percent of the voters are the only ones who show up for the TSPLOST vote in 2022.

Amazingly enough, if more people who oppose it actually show up and vote, it will go back down to eight-percent.

Want to get in on the conversation next time? Call the Financial Planning Department and ask for a City Council Schedule for the next Calendar Year, 2022. 

CCG Department of Finance
PO Box 1340
Columbus, Georgia 31902-1340
706 - 225 - 4087


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