ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Albany and Dougherty County leaders are pleased voters approved a seventh special option local sales tax.
It's expected to bring in $90 million over the next 6 years.
The city plans to use its $55 million share, not to exceed $60 million, in infrastructure improvements, as well public safety and improvements at non-profits like Chehaw and Flint Riverquarium.
Mayor Dorothy Hubbard said that all the projects will benefit residents.
"The thing I really like about SPLOST is that all the projects are listed on the ballot. So citizens can easily hold us accountable for what we said we we're going to do. We have to do the projects as they are listed on the ballot. And so that makes it a way for us to help them understand what we're doing with their extra pennies," explained Hubbard.
More than 70 percent of voters supported the referendum.