Commissioners OK SPLOST list

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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PDF: View the full list of approved projects

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