Two informational seminars on transportation penny tax planned
News from the Cherokee Ledger
Article By:Â Carolyn Mathews
Published: 03 April 2012
The overwhelmingly majority of Cherokee citizens commute out-of-county to work. Are you concerned about congestion? Are we taxing and spending more now than we should be, without collecting more to solve traffic problems? What are the plans for the proposed regional one-cent for transportation to ease traffic in Cherokee, if it is passed?
These and other questions should be answered at two public information sessions entitled â€œSnapshot: Regional Transportation Referendum,â€ being sponsored by Cherokee Bank and the Cherokee Ledger-News.
â€œIf before voting on July 31 you need answers to your questions about plans to do something about traffic congestion and where these proposed tax dollars are going, you will not want to miss this meeting,â€ said Dennis Burnette, the citizen representative of the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) and president and CEO of Cherokee Bank.
To prepare to make an informed vote, where the fate of the proposed regional transportation referendum will be decided, residents may attend one of the two presentations:
â€¢ April 12, at 8 a.m., at Northside-Cherokee Conference Center, 1130 Bluffs Pkwy., Canton (coffee and pastries 30 minutes prior);Â Â or
â€¢ April 26, at 6 p.m., at The Chambers atCityCenterâ€“8534 Main St.,Woodstock.
Presenting the details of the Atlanta Regional Transportation Investment Act (TIA) of 2010 will be Jane D. Hayse, chief of the transportation planning division of the ARC, and Cherokee County Commission Chairman Buzz Ahrens.
There is no charge to attend the seminars, but reservations are required: Contact Cindy Poole atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org.