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More than 400 million in SPLOST money spent on city projects

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Mayor Dorothy Hubbard said using sales tax revenue to upgrade that camera system is something city leaders will talk about in the next year.

Tuesday night her council on economic development held a forum to educate taxpayers on how SPLOST revenue has been spent and what could be next.

Since 1986, more than 456-million dollars in SPLOST money has been spent in Albany and Dougherty County on projects such as building roads, the Government Center and Riverfront Park.

City and county leaders said the penny tax is good for the economy.

"The industrial park that's being constructed now out on the Sylvester Highway that'll be a new industrial park that will be able to provide jobs for the future, new facilities and expansion to come in the years ahead,” Richard Crowdis, County Administrator.

Projects funded by the current tax which is in effect for two more years include improvements to the judicial building and EMS stations, buying new fire, and police vehicles and putting in artificial turf at Hugh Mills Stadium.

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