Inclusion infusion: BOC wants minorities at TSPLOST table

JONESBORO — The Clayton County Board of Commissioners this week asked metro Atlanta leaders to consider minority-run businesses for projects that would be funded by the proposed regional Transportation—Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax.

Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday that poses the request to officials at the Atlanta Regional Commission and leaders in Cherokee, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties.

Clayton leaders specifically want “small, minority and female and veteran-owned businesses” from the Atlanta area considered to construct at least some of the projects funded by TSPLOST, according to the resolution. It also states minorities make up 48 percent of the people who live in the metro Atlanta area.

The TSPLOST is allowed under Georgia’s Transportation Investment Act, but it still needs approval of voters through a referendum that appears on the state’s primary ballot.

“The Atlanta region can strengthen its future growth and prosperity by promoting the inclusion and participation of small, women, minority and veteran-owned businesses in the procurement opportunities and community economic development activities which will occur as a result of the passage of TIA,” states the resolution.


OscarKnight 1 year, 9 months ago

....."minorities" ?

.....I had to look up this word to see what it pertains to Clayton County and TSPLOST :

Quote : (( 1. The smaller part or number; a number, part, or amount forming less than half of the whole. 2. a smaller party or group opposed to a majority, as in voting or other action. 3. a group differing, especially in race, religion, or ethnic background, from the majority of a population: legislation aimed at providing equal rights for minorities. 4. a member of such a group. 5. the state or period of being under the legal age of full responsibility. ))

...Riddle Me with this Quiz :

.......What does the "minorities" pertains to in Clayton County, Ga. ?


OscarKnight 1 year, 9 months ago

....It's getting too obvious that the BOC is going to desperate measures, to snow ball the minds of the voters.

...The Tax Monies is not the problem....It's the trust that lays with the untruthful untrustworthy officials that will be controlling our tax monies. Enough Means "No More" to some of our hard working Americans.

...Take this TSPLOST and Bury It into a place where the sun don't shine.


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