Presentation on theme: "T-SPLOST Analysis of TSPLOST Impact on Counties by Bill Evelyn HB277 Transportation Act 2010-2030."— Presentation transcript:
T-SPLOST Analysis of TSPLOST Impact on Counties by Bill Evelyn HB277 Transportation Act
Agenda What is T-SPLOST? How the Money Flows. Impact to Forsyth County. Calculations. Home Rule Voter Disenfranchisement.
Purpose Illustrate the impact of T-SPLOST on Georgia's Counties and the citizens. There is a money problem.
What is T-SPLOST T-SPLOST is a 1% sales tax to be used for infrastructure and transportation projects. Georgia is divided into 12 Regions. Forsyth County is in Georgia Mountains Region - #2
How are funds divided within the Georgia Mountains Region? 20% is based on population in the region. 80% is based on the road miles in the region. https://etax.dor.ga.gov/STDistribution/Default.aspx
Money Flows People pay 1% tax 100% to GDOT 25% returned Total $91,000,000Returned $22,769,106
Forsyth gets 14% of their taxes returned. Total Dollars Collected in Region 2 25% Returned to the Region75% Into a Bureaucracy Slush Fund $89,469,223 $22,367,305 $67,101,917 Population Payment 28.42% or $1,294,019 Road Miles Payment 14.74% or $2,684,306 ** $3,978,306 ** $3,978,306 / $29,071,380 = 13.68% 20% 80% $4,553,821 $18,215,284.80
Calculations STEP 1: Total Regional Collections: _________________ STEP 2: 25% to be re distributed: _________________ STEP 3: 20% of your population: _________________ STEP 4: 80% of your road miles: _________________ STEP 5: Add STEP 3 and STEP 4: _________________ (guarantee) STEP 6: Forsyth Tax Collections ________________ STEP 7: Divide STEP 5 into STEP 6: _________________ (percentage you are guaranteed to get back)
Projects RC Freedom Parkway Sidewalk - SR 306 to Pilgrim Mill Road RC GRTA Regional Vanpool Service - Georgia Mountains Region RC Intersection Improvement - SR 20 at Kelly Mill Road RC Bethelview Road - Castleberry Road to State Route 20 RC Brookwood Road - SR 141 to McGinnis Ferry Road RC Majors Road Sidewalk - SR 141 to Ronald Reagan Boulevard RC (CST only) Old Atlanta Road, Phase 3 - James Burgess Road to McGinnis Ferry Road RC Pilgrim Mill Road - City Limits to Freedom Parkway RC Intersection Improvement - SR 20 at Veterans Memorial Blvd RC Intersection Improvement - SR 20 at West Maple St
Projects RC Ronald Reagan Boulevard, Segment 2 - McFarland Parkway to Shiloh Road RC SR 369 at Mount Tabor Road RC Widening SR SR 9 to Kelly Mill Road RC Widening SR 9, Segment 3 - SR 371 to SR 141 RC Xpress Regional Commuter Service - Georgia Mountains RC SR 9 Widening - SR 20 to SR 306 RC Widening McGinnis Ferry Road – Sargent RC SR 9 Widening - SR 20 to SR 306 RC Widening McGinnis Ferry Road - Sargent Road to Union Hill Road RC Widening SR SR 9 to SR 306 (Includes New Interchange at SR 400
Percentage of Taxes Constributed
TSPLOST is a Rip off of the Taxpayers Projects are for government special interests. County airports, municipalities, etc. Home Rule in the Georgia Constitution is destroyed. There are rules and ordinances at the county and municipal level that are not duplicated at the Region Level. Hurts poor, elderly, and infirm.
Home Rule and Voting There are rules and ordinances at the county and municipal level that are not duplicated at the Region Level. This new entity has the power of Eminent Domain. This new entity has police power. Forsyth County has no say in any decision.
Voter Disenfranchisement Largest percentage of voter turn-out is in Forsyth, Hall, and Union account for 51,390 votes in 2010 Primary or 60% of the Region. 66% percent of the voters in all other counties must vote NO for T-SPLOST if Forsyth, Hall, and Union vote 60% YES.
Summary There is a money problem. T-SPLOST is a 1% tax on all items except motor gasoline. You will never get back what you collect. The voters are disenfranchised. What is a solution?
Increase the MUFT. Cut costs at GDOT. Increase the mix of excise and fuel sales tax to increase the MUFT from $21.2 cents to $50.1 cents. They would raise more money and those breaking up the roads, truckers and drivers, would contribute.