The problem is all the lies the public officials tell when trying to get these taxes passed.<quoted text>
I was of the understanding that a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) was somewhat different in nature than a Local Option Sales Tax (LOST). Possibly usage designation, I don’t know.
Nevertheless, the issue at hand is defeat of renewal, should abuse, misuse, and/or misappropriation be evidenced, and the Community determines to deny renewal, until or unless more reliable and transparent administration of the funding and projects are acquired.
Did the Commissioner tell anyone that there was a 7,668,000 deficit from the previous SPLOST while he was giving a sales pitch for the new 2009 SPLOST? NO!!!!
Lamar said the Farmers Market/Cannery/Arena was going to cost $750,000 it cost was way over a million, just for the Cannery and Farmers market
The cost of the Horse Arena Improvements (bleachers, fencing & tractor) for $150,000 ended up being over $750,000 for a Covered Horse Arena. Did he discuss this with and ask the taxpayers what they thought? NO!!!
The Suches Community Center sales pitch was $150,000 for a Community Center that was to be built connected to the fire station. You got over $400,000 gym right across from the ESPLOST $3.5 million dollar gym for 100 students. Did he discuss this change with the taxpayers? NO!!!
Did Lamar tell you he was going to spend over a $100,000 for the batting cages? Did he even mention this during the sales pitch? NO!!! What is Lamars connection to this property?
What about the million dollar land purchase for 30 acres that backs up to Lamars property? He just happens to have 3 separate parcels.
The list goes on…STOP ALL SPLOST until these people are held accountable for their wasteful spending.