ATLANTA -- A transportation improvement sales tax and a new city are among three major county-wide amendments approved Fulton County.
The county approved allowing a .75 percent sales tax to be collected outside the city of Atlanta for five years. That money would be used specifically for transportation improvements and congestion reduction.
Voters voted overwhelmingly for T-SPLOST. County Chairman John Eaves said it would bring nearly a billion dollars in tax revenue for infrastructure improvements.
"It's a big win for Fulton County and a the city of Atlanta," Eaves said.
Meanwhile, a long fought battle for cityhood has cleared a monumental hurdle with the approval of the city of South Fulton - an area that previously battled attempts at annexation by the city of Atlanta.
Eaves said he was not surprised by the outcome.
"The citizens have spoken...we're prepared now to support the transition of government from the county to the new city," he said.
Perhaps a boon for local online business is a vote asking if the residents of Fulton County would be willing to exempt inventories of e-commerce distribution centers from ad valorem tax. The county voted overwhelmingly for this.
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