The city of Atlanta has rescheduled the second and final Buckhead meeting in a series of meetings on both the Renew Atlanta infrastructure bond and the transportation special-purpose local-option sales tax (TSPLOST). It will take place March 4 at 6:30 p.m. at Sutton Middle School, 2875 Northside Drive in Buckhead.
Dec. 27, the city announced it would host the meetings, eight total, in January and February in each of the city’s four quadrants, with two at Sutton, Jan. 24 and Feb. 28. But the second one was postponed in late February, according to information on the Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST website, possibly because the city scheduled a town hall meeting led by Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and other Atlanta leaders the same night at the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead. The Neighbor's Feb. 24 email to the Renew Atlanta/TSPLOST communications team seeking comment on why the meeting was postponed and when the makeup date would be was not returned.
Both TSPLOST, which was expected to pay for an estimated $358.3 million in improvement projects in its lifetime, and the 20-year, $252 million infrastructure bond have had unforeseen funding shortfalls, putting some planned road projects in jeopardy and causing Atlanta transportation leaders to rethink how it will spend the monies it has.
For more information on the meetings, visit renewatlantabond.com/prioritization.