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Read Greenville Co. sales tax ballot referendum

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Below is text of the referendum that will appear on the November ballot for Greenville County voters.

Voters will be asked if they want to approve a 1 cent sales tax increase for the purpose of road-projects in the county. Read more about the proposed sales tax increase and projects here.

GREENVILLE COUNTY SPECIAL SALES AND USE TAX

I approve a special sales and use tax in the amount of one percent (1%) to be imposed in Greenville County , South Carolina for not more than eight (8) years or until a total of $673,193,630 in sales tax revenue has been collected, whichever occurs first. The sales tax revenue will be used to pay the costs of the following projects including engineering, design, construction, right of way acquisition, administrative expenses, and related drainage facilities:

Project 1: Improvements to highways, roads, streets, and intersections to include widening, realignment, and signalization of existing roads and construction of new roads. Amount: $297,770,000

Project 2: Improvements to bridges to include replacing, installing, constructing and rehabilitating bridges. Amount: $27,800,000

Project 3:  Improvements to pedestrian-related transportation facilities to include adding, improving and repairing sidewalks, crosswalks,  trails, and bike lanes. Amount: $47,623,630 

Project 4: Resurfacing of highways, roads, and streets. Amount: $300,000,000

Yes: ___

No: ___

Instructions to Voters: All qualified electors desiring to vote in favor of levying the special sales and use tax shall vote YES, and All qualified electors opposed to levying the special sales and use tax shall vote NO.

Source: Transportation Projects Funding Referendum Ordinance. Click here for more information on ordinance. Click here to read the entire ordinance, which includes the ballot referendum.

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