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Johns Creek seeking citizen input on TSPLOST projects

April 28, 2016

ConstructionThe City of Johns Creek is soliciting feedback from the public regarding transportation improvement options to include in its proposed Transportation Special-Purpose Local-Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) list of projects. The City Council will review the results of the public meetings and, if the decision is made to participate in the TSPLOST, it will approve the final list and forward it to Fulton County.

The City has scheduled three meetings to provide the public multiple opportunities to learn about the project list, ask questions and offer suggestions:
  • Wednesday, May 4, 6-8 p.m., City Council chambers, 12000 Findley Rd., Suite 300
  • Tuesday, May 10, 6-8 p.m., Fire Station 62 Community Room, 10925 Rogers Circle
  • Monday, May 16, 6-8 p.m., Park Place at Newtown Park, 3125 Old Alabama Rd.
Fulton County residents who reside outside the city of Atlanta will vote on a proposal to implement a temporary .75 percent sales tax to fund transportation improvements in November. The tax is called a Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax or TSPLOST.

If approved by a majority of Fulton County voters outside the city of Atlanta, Johns Creek may receive approximately $82.7 million in TSPLOST funds over five years. Cities are required under the legislation to draft a list of projects they would fund with the TSPLOST revenue.

Consultants Kimley Horn and Atkins, with input from City transportation engineers/planners have studied transportation networks in the cities in North Fulton to help draft a list of proposed projects for each city, including Johns Creek.

The list was prioritized into three categories or Tier-level projects. Tier 1 projects are the highest priority. The consultants assumed that for the Tier 1 list, the City would only collect 85 percent of the estimated revenue, or approximately $73.5 million.

For Tier 2 projects, the consultants assumed the City would collect 100 percent of the projected revenue. 

For Tier 3 projects, the list includes projects deemed a lower priority that could be tackled with additional outside funding, savings or revenues exceeding 100 percent collections.