Saturday, June 23, 2012
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Gwinnett Daily Post
LAWRENCEVILLE -- Gwinnett residents will have two opportunities this week to learn about the upcoming Transportation Investment Act referendum.
During the July 31 primary election, voters will decide on the proposed 1-percent regional sales tax, which is expected to bring $8.5 billion to the Atlanta area for road and transit projects in 10 years.
A Peachtree Corners forum on the tax will be held Monday, where Atlanta Regional Commission Transportation Director Jayne Hayes will discuss the projects selected for the tax and answer questions.
The free program, set for 7:30 p.m. at Christ the King Lutheran Church, located at 5755 Peachtree Parkway, will also include District 2 Commissioner Lynette Howard and Gwinnett Transportation Direcot Kim Conroy.
On Thursday, an information forum is set for Gwinnett's county seat.
Officials said the session will inform attendees of the specifics of the referendum and allow for "neutrally based questions that serve to educate on the issues."
The session is set for 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Lawrenceville City Hall on S. Clayton Street.