There's much debate about the proposed new transportation tax that Georgians will vote on July 31st.
According to the Chamber of Commerce, this regional tax will create more than 15,000 jobs, will have a $500 million economic impact on Southwest Georgia, and If it passes, the revenue generated in our area is targeted for transportation projects in southwest Georgia.
To ensure that you make an educated vote, regardless of how you vote, there are three upcoming forums that will be helpful as you make your decision.
These forums are being hosted by State Rep. Winfred Dukes, County Commissioner Gloria Gaines, and County Commissioner John Hayes and will take place at 6:30pm at the following locations:
JUNE 21 at MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
901 WESTOVER BLVD
JUNE 25 at RHEMA WORD CATHEDRAL
610 W OGLETHORPE BLVD
JULY 12 at GREATER 2nd MT. OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
302 ADKINS STREET
Again, the vote takes place July 31st. Be informed. Be educated. Take advantage of these forums to get information that you need before you cast your vote.