Augusta city commissioners approved a final SPLOST list this afternoon totaling $184,724,000 in civic expenditures.
The vote on the Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax passed 9-0 with Commissioner Joe Bowles absent.
Mayor Pro tem Alvin Mason made the motion to approve City Administrator Fred Russell's suggested amount with two changes.
He subtracted $1.5 million from a cost escalation reserve fund and added an extra $1 million for the Regency Mall lake plan.
He then added $500,000 for the Garden City Beautification Initiative plan to spruce up gateways to the city.
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