Gwinnett County residents will go to the polls March 19 to vote on a contract with MARTA for the provision of expanded transit services.
If the referendum passes, Gwinnett’s transit system and services will expand based on Gwinnett’s plan and its contract with MARTA. The expansion will be funded through a one-cent sales tax for transit.
The contract provides control to Gwinnett over funds, expenditures, projects, and services. It requires Gwinnett funds to be spent for the benefit of Gwinnett. It sets Gwinnett’s transit plan, Connect Gwinnett, as the source of transit projects. It also provides Gwinnett with three seats on the MARTA board.
Starting next week, the County will engage in a series of open house education sessions where residents can drop in and learn about the referendum. The first five sessions will be:
Tuesday, January 22 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Bogan Park Community Recreation Center Community Room
2723 North Bogan Road, Buford
Wednesday, January 23 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center Community Room
4650 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard, Berkeley Lake
Thursday, January 24 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Mountain Park Activity Building
1063 Rockbridge Road, Stone Mountain
Monday, January 28 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Grayson City Hall Senior Center
475 Grayson Parkway, Grayson
Wednesday, January 30 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm
George Pierce Park Community Recreation Center Community Room
55 Buford Highway, Suwanee