Gwinnett Cities Gather to Sign SPLOST Intergovernmental Agreement

September 19, 2016

On Tuesday, August 9, 2016 officials from Gwinnett’s 16 cities and Gwinnett County met to finalize signatures for the intergovernmental agreement covering the proposed 2017 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST). The SPLOST renewal will be voted on in the upcoming November 8, 2016 referendum.

SPLOST programs have been approved by Gwinnett voters since the mid-1980s. The one percent sales tax has paid for county and city facilities, greenspace, parks and recreation facilities, new roads and improvements, police & fire stations and sidewalks throughout cities and county.

Through the intergovernmental agreement signed on August 9th the county and city officials have agreed to share SPLOST proceeds, with the county receiving 78.76 percent and cities getting 21.24 percent. Voter approval for the 2017 renewal could raise an estimated $950 million over six years to be used for transportation improvements along with public safety, parks and recreation, library relocations and renovations, civic center expansion, senior service facilities, and city administrative, parking, and cultural facilities plus city water and sewer capital improvements.

For additional information about the history of SPLOST and the proposed referendum, please use the Gwinnett County website.