MARIETTA — Marietta Mayor Steve Tumlin hopes voters will approve a special purpose local option sales tax Nov. 4 because he said the city needs the money.
Most of the projects the city has on its $70 million wish list to be funded by the SPLOST are related to maintaining roadways.
The Cobb Board of Commissioners will decide July 22 whether to put before voters a 1 percent SPLOST, expected to collect $750 million over six years.
SPLOST money currently makes up the majority of the funding the city gets to cover local projects, Tumlin said.
“Money for maintenance and the support for getting rid of potholes used to come from the state, but now the SPLOST basically took that over,” Tumlin said.