Commission Votes For More SPLOST Accountability

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Augusta, Georgia Seal graphic

(AUGUSTA,GA) Augusta commissioners want to shine some light on how SPLOST dollars are spent.

City leaders unanimously approved a new policy to add transparency and accountability to special purpose sales tax funds.

Under the policy regular SPLOST reports will be issued four times a year.

City will also give status reports on when projects get started as well as when funding changes.

Commissioners say there is transparency now but this will boost the public’s confidence in SPLOST.

Now we’re taking it to the next level we’re adding more things no one should have any doubt as to where the funds from SPLOST 7 are going to go to at any given time,” says Commissioner Bill Lockett.

Commissioner Lockett says this isn’t a new position for him he says in the past he’s called for auditing SPLOST funds so he says the new policy is in line with what he and other commissioners have wanted.

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