WHAT IS SPLOST? A 1 percent sales tax that must be approved by voters and used for specific projects. A SPLOST has been in place in Coweta since 1986 and extended by Coweta voters 6 previous times.
The 1% is paid by all shoppers in the county, meaning that a percentage of SPLOST revenues come from non-county residents.
COULD THESE PROJECTS BE FUNDED ANOTHER WAY? Without the SPLOST extension, funding all county projects would require an increase of 3.8 mils per year on county ad valorem taxes. That would increase our current county millage rate by over 55%.