TUCKER, Ga. (October 3, 2017) – Leaders with the City of Tucker are inviting residents and other stakeholders to a Town Hall Meeting on Tuesday October 10 at 7 p.m. at Tucker Middle School.
“Our City Council expressed a desire to talk face-to-face with residents to update them on key issues impacting the City,” explained City Manager Tami Hanlin. “With an issue as complicated as SPLOST on the November ballot, this gives our Mayor and City Council the chance to educate people on the facts of the SPLOST and the various impacts it would have in Tucker.”
Estimates from DeKalb County have the SPLOST (special-purpose local-option sales tax) generating around $33 million over the next six years for transportation, parks and public safety projects in the City of Tucker. Early voting begins on October 16 and voters in Tucker will see two contested City Council races, as well as the SPLOST/EHOST ballot measures. The Mayor’s seat and District Two City Council seat are on the ballot without opposition.
The City held its first-ever Town Hall Meeting in January. The event brought out nearly 300 people for a wide-ranging discussion on issues from traffic to parks to development. The format for that event drew heavily from questions submitted via social media. This Town Hall will be different, in that it will be a live question-and-answer session between Council and the audience.