Tag: SPLOST

SPLOST has more opposition than 2006, but still passes easily in Chatham County

All the votes have yet to be counted, but the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) in Chatham County will continue with another round from 2014 to 2020. I’ve written extensively about the tax over the last few years.…

A few final thoughts on SPLOST

I’m planning to vote for SPLOST (the special purpose local option sales tax) on Tuesday here in Chatham County. As always with such votes, there are many who have reasonable arguments for voting against it. I voted against the current…

A look at Chatham County’s proposed use for $137 million in SPLOST funds

In my City Talk column today, I write about the proposed projects to be funded by the $137 million that will be controlled by Chatham County if voters approve another 6-year round of SPLOST (the 1-percent special purpose local option…

A few notes on SPLOST

I’m going to be covering the issues surrounding the special purpose local option sales tax project list fairly extensively in the lead-up to the November referendum here in Chatham County. The 1 percent sales tax would begin in fall 2014…

So where is the westside land that Savannah purchased for an arena?

As I note in my City Talk column today (Westside arena site logical extension of downtown development), there seems to be a lot of confusion in the public discourse about the actual location of the land identified a decade ago…

Where should Savannah’s new arena be built? (If we get one)

In a relatively long post earlier this summer — The need for a new arena in Savannah and the next SPLOST vote — I wrote (with emphasis added): Despite the relatively clear explanations for the lack of money to build…

Time for Savannah to pull the plug on cruise ship dreams

I’d be writing about this issue for my City Talk column this coming Sunday, but apparently Savannah City Council will consider on Thursday whether to move ahead with another phase in studies regarding the viability of a cruise ship terminal…

The need for a new arena in Savannah and the next SPLOST vote

Back in 2006, the last time Chatham County voted on a new round of SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax), the referendum was approved rather handily by a vote of about 60-40. Of course, that was also a specially…