Those supporting (the Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or TSPLOST) are saying the tax is needed for growth and to ease traffic concerns, while others are saying that the projects lack public input.
I definitely agree with the last one. I submitted a letter to the editor back in March. Although The News Times printed a later editorial opposing the TSPLOST, few other articles have appeared.
I strongly oppose this tax because the only people gaining from it are the developers. They couldn’t care less for the people suffering under the burdens of all this traffic. The funding for Flowing Wells Road will never happen. It is so far down the list that nothing will be left when it comes due. There is absolutely no rhyme or reason for the order of the selections. They have moved funds many times to many new areas when the Flowing Wells Road project was approved and funded by the state DOT many years ago.
I encourage all residents, especially those in District 2, to oppose this unfair tax.
Gary L. Vahrenwald