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Dozens provide feedback at SPLOST meeting

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By Cade Fowler - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – More than one hundred people showed up at the Albany Civic Center Monday night to hear why city and county leaders think they should support another referendum.

Dougherty County voters will decide whether to extend the Special Local Option Sales Tax.

It would raise an estimated $98 million over the next six years.

Local leaders told voters how previous SPLOST revenue was spent and what projects would get money if this measure passes.

Many people in attendance gave their input on what projects should be top priorities.

"Tonight was an effort to have input from citizens about prioritizing our projects. There were some very good questions and suggestions that came from it," said Mayor Willie Adams.

"We're really getting their input on what should go first and what should go last - to get some directions on how the voters think their money should spent is really important," said Dougherty Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard.

Another informational meeting will be held at Darton College Thursday night at 6.

For more on the SPLOST measure click here.

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