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Reed applauds council support of referendum

4:22 PM, Jul 3, 2012   |    comments
(AP File)
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ATLANTA - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed applauded a city council resolution passed Monday supporting the upcoming regional transportation referendum.

The resolution endorsed the city's transportation project list for the discretionary 15 percent portion of the referendum.

Funding would come from a one-cent special local option sales tax, or TSPLOST.

"The 15 percent list will lead to improvements in virtually every neighborhood across the City of Atlanta," said Mayor Kasim Reed. "It reflects the needs of our residents and will be a down payment for better infrastructure, sidewalks, pedestrian crossings and bicycle lanes for every part of our city."

If the measure passes muster from voters July 31, an estimated $7.2 billion will be invested in transportation projects over a 10-year period across Metro Atlanta, with 15 percent of those funds going directly to individual municipalities. The city would receive more than $9 million annually over the 10-year-period.

The city has compiled a complete list of the city's proposed projects the mayor referred to and posted them on the city's official web site.

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