I applaud plans for the appointment of a local citizens’ oversight committee to carefully monitor expenditures in the next round of special purpose local option sales tax funding.
The committee would be put in place this summer if the SPLOST VII vote passes this month. My feeling is that most people support the proposed SPLOST because it’s the fairest way to spread out the costs of necessary road and sewer infrastructure, public safety and other critical needs. I’d much rather take this approach than raising my property tax bill.
Consequently, I believe the majority of Hall County will vote to pass SPLOST, provided they can trust that the money will be spent wisely. Which is why the SPLOST citizens committee is a good move.
Deborah K. Mack