Updated 10:24 am
Now, Suwanee and Gwinnett residents will get a chance to converse with some local elected officials about the coming Regional Transportation Referendum, or TSPLOST.
Gwinnett Commission Chairman Charlotte Nash and Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson will be holding their session Thursday in the series of "wireside chats" on the July 31 vote. Time is 6:15 p.m.
Citizens can access the session by calling 404-463-3227 or by visiting www.wiresidechats.com.
More than 6,000 people took part in the Atlanta Regional Commission’s (ARC) chat Wednesday, according to an ARC news release. It was focused on Henry County.
Each chat will last for one hour and will focus on projects in the local officials’ areas. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions directly of their local officials. If a question is not answered during the call, the caller will receive a response via email.
On July 31, residents across the 10-county Atlanta region can vote on a referendum to fund $8.5 billion in transportation improvements across metro Atlanta through a regional 1 percent sales tax.
Polls taken during the calls revealed that more than just over 90 percent of participants found the chats helpful in understanding the transportation referendum vote and what is at stake, the ARC said.
You can review important issues about the TSPLOST by reviewing these Suwanee Patch articles: