ATLANTA, GA – October 20, 2016 – (RealEstateRama) — Metro Atlanta’s most-influential real estate and development associations today launched the Unlock ATL campaign in an unprecedented effort to raise awareness of and gain support for the critical transportation referenda on the Nov. 8 ballot.
Specifically, the groups led by the Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors (ACBR) and Atlanta Realtors Association (ARA) are urging voters in the city of Atlanta and across Fulton County to vote “YES” on a five-year Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax for Transportation Purposes (T-SPLOST). Unlock ATL also supports the referendum to create a MARTA transit sales tax to help fund the authority’s effort to extend the current rail system.
The Council for Quality Growth, Society of Industrial Realtors and Certified Commercial Investment Member have joined Atlanta Commercial Board of Realtors and Atlanta Realtors Association in the Unlock ATL campaign. This movement marks the first time these groups have coalesced to support a referendum.
Unlike the previous T-SPLOST referendum, proceeds raised in any given area will go directly to benefit that area’s projects. That means money raised in Sandy Springs will benefit Sandy Springs, money raised in Union City will be dedicated for use in Union City, and the same will occur throughout the various cities in Fulton County.