2022 | FACTBOOK 101
Above Kennesaw Mayor Derek Easterling, center right, cuts the ribbon
on Depot Park in June.
Marietta will spend a large portion of its collections on a
facelift for City Hall. Like its fellow jurisdictions, the vast
majority of revenues will go to road improvements, trails
In Smyrna, Mayor Derek Norton is planning a redesign
of the city’s downtown as one of its marquee SPLOST items.
Among those construction projects are a splash pad and
green space near the city’s library, a $4 million parking deck
and various traffic improvements.
It’ll also work on a “complete rehab” of South Cobb Drive,
and a joint aquatics, gymnastics and family learning library
estimated to cost $12 million.
Currently Cobb’s sales tax is 6%: 4% goes to the state, 1%
goes to the county’s existing general-purpose SPLOST and
the final penny is for an education SPLOST collected by the
Cobb and Marietta school districts.
But that could change in the years to come. Cobb commissioners
are working to assemble a package they’ve dubbed a
“mobility SPLOST,” which would act much in the same way
as the all-purpose SPLOST bucket, but specifically devoted
to transit and transportation improvements.
If approved, Cobb residents could one day see a bus rapid
transit system, or even a passenger rail line crossing, for the
first time, the Chattahoochee River.