Fayetteville City Councilman Walt White voted in favor of a $9.2 million city list of projects to be funded by a proposed penny sales tax, but said he hopes the measure fails at the ballot box.
As he had done at previous meetings, White questioned the wisdom of participating in the November initiative because he considered it a tax on Fayetteville citizens and because the city would not receive its share of the proceeds unless a project list was provided.
“We’re between a rock and a hard place, but we have to (approve the project list) or we’d lose out on the 1 percent (if the SPLOST passes),” White said. “I’m against this tax increase for the county. I hope the citizens vote against it.”
Fayetteville was the last of municipalities in Fayette County to provide a project list for the 2-year core infrastructure SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) to go before voters in November.