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DeKalb County NAACP urges members to reject transportation tax

Creative Loafing reports NAACP opposition to Transportation tax.

“Citizens, the NAACP is asking that you vote “No” on T-SPLOST, (Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax Referendum)”

Since last year, DeKalb County NAACP President John Evans has told elected officials that he’d help block a 1-cent sales tax to fund new roads and transit if an extension of MARTA rail along I-20 wasn’t among the selected projects. Well, the long-awaited rail line, which would have reached Stonecrest Mall, didn’t make the cut. (The roundtable did, however, agree to earmark $225 million to build park n’ ride lots and operate bus service along the line).

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