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Residents don’t want voices lost in say for money from SPLOST



Pickleball, a swimming pool, flooding and public safety – those are the issues a small number of citizens of Columbia County said they want sales tax revenues to pay for.

That was the message received during the county’s first Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) town hall meeting Mon...

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  1. What a novel idea — allowing ordinary, tax-paying citizens to offer input into governmental spending. Even if Pickleball and an aquatic center do not make it to the ballot, at least these citizens had an opportunity to voice their ideas.

  2. Do the Richmond County mayor, commissioners, and department heads read TAP? Do they realize Richmond County is competing with Columbia County and Aiken County for population growth, tax base, businesses, schools, events, and public facilities? If Columbia County builds an aquatic center, it’s another nail in the coffin for the Richmond County aquatic center. Given our current demographics and the form and composition of our government, I keep hearing the theme music from Mission Impossible.

    The old Regency Mall site would be better suited for a commercial site hosting light to medium manufacturing or logistics facilities that will employ low-skilled and skilled workers from the immediate area. The site could also include daycare, healthcare, and grocery facilities for the employees. If you want to go with a full progressive socialist approach, include dormitory-style housing the employees could rent. The profits for Cardinale would not be enough, but they do not have to part of the deal. Maybe Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Jack Dorsey, Mark Zuckerberg, or some other LINO (Liberal In Name Only) mega-tycoon will step up and fund it.

  3. SPLOST is one of the biggest money laundering schemes in the history of the state of Georgia..moneys are collected for certain things and when those projects are never done nobody knows where the money went. Quit voting for these BS things! Make the government balance a damn checkbook and run on a budget just like every household has to do! This whole thing is a pyramid scheme!!

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