The Macon-Bibb Commission has started the process of working on the list of projects that could potentially be funded by the next Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). The Commission will spend the next several weeks meeting with the public and other partners to develop a list that will be voted on by the public in November. The Association of County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) is facilitating the process and helping the Commission develop its final list.

As part of the facilitation process, several public forums will be held to get feedback directly from people on the projects they would like funded and what they would like to see accomplished. During the forums, ACCG representatives will provide an overview of what a SPLOST is and what can be funded, and then people will be able to ask questions about the current SPLOST projects and make suggestions for the future SPLOST.

Below is a schedule for four public forums; each begins at 6:00 p.m. Anyone unable to attend a meeting can send suggestions for projects to [email protected].

Thursday, May 12
Macon Mall * 3661 Eisenhower Parkway
Second floor open area across from Macy’s

Thursday, May 19
National Guard Armory * 1030 Shurling Drive

Thursday, May 26
Porter Ellis Community Center * 5987 Houston Road

Thursday, June 2
John Drew Smith Tennis Center * 3280 North Ingle Place

The current penny tax started April 1, 2012, and will end in March 2018. It has made possible many projects including significant improvement and additions to recreation centers; a new Animal Welfare Center; a new Juvenile Justice Center; courthouse improvements; road and stormwater system upgrades and repairs; economic development projects; and much more. Visit http://splost.info to learn about the projects completed or in process that are part of the current SPLOST.

Groundbreaking for Rosa Jackson Community Center improvements and additions.

Groundbreaking for Rosa Jackson Community Center improvements and additions.