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SPLOST Citizens for Progress Committee Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn  January 20, 2011
Citizens for Progress <ul><li>Promotes the renewal of SPLOST funds in Cordele and Crisp County </li></ul><ul><li>Our Goal ...
Citizens for Progress <ul><li>What is SPOLST??? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SPLOST is a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax <...
Citizens for Progress <ul><li>Promotion of SPLOST </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Media – WSST-TV and Cordele Dispatch </li></ul></u...
Citizens for Progress Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn  January 20, 2011 Portion of Float in Christm...
Citizens for Progress <ul><li>History of SPLOST </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1984 – 1990  </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><u...
Crisp Regional Hospital Sherriff's Dept and Detention Center Citizens for Progress Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herring...
January 20, 2011 Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn  Citizens for Progress Recreation Center and Youth...
Citizens for Progress Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn  January 20, 2011 Crisp County Courthouse Cri...
Citizens for Progress <ul><li>SPLOST Revenue Distribution 2012-2017 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Total $25,275,000 over 6 Years <...
Citizens for Progress <ul><li>Community Projects - $4,399,329 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Airport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cou...
Citizens for Progress <ul><li>Economic Development - $9,000,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Darton College Higher Education Cent...
Citizens for Progress <ul><li>County of Crisp Projects - $7,560,671 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Crisp Fire and Rescue </li></ul>...
Citizens for Progress <ul><li>City of Cordele - $4,025,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sanitary Sewer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Citizens for Progress <ul><li>Town of Arabi - $290,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Police Cars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public...
Citizens for Progress <ul><li>SPLOST equals $25,275,000 over 6 years </li></ul><ul><li>If SPLOST fails, a large hole will ...
Citizens for Progress <ul><li>IF SPLOST FAILS TO PASS…. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The bottom line….NO funding for Higher Educa...
Citizens for Progress <ul><li>54   days until the VOTE!!! </li></ul><ul><li>11   days until Advance VOTING begins!!! </li>...
Citizens for Progress <ul><li>LAST  day to Register to VOTE & Change Address –  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>February 14 th </li>...
Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn  January 26, 2011 VOTE YES for SPLOST March 15th
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  1. 1. SPLOST Citizens for Progress Committee Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn January 20, 2011
  2. 2. Citizens for Progress <ul><li>Promotes the renewal of SPLOST funds in Cordele and Crisp County </li></ul><ul><li>Our Goal is to encourage the Citizens of Crisp Co. to VOTE on March 15 th for SPLOST funds renewal </li></ul><ul><li>Committee Registered with Secretary of States office </li></ul>January 20, 2011 Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn
  3. 3. Citizens for Progress <ul><li>What is SPOLST??? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SPLOST is a Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Voters will be asked to approve the 6 year 1% sales tax in March 2011 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>THIS IS NOT A NEW TAX </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SPLOST is a continuation of the penny sales tax that is already being collected in Crisp Co. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The current SPLOST expires in 2011 </li></ul></ul>Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn January 20, 2011
  4. 4. Citizens for Progress <ul><li>Promotion of SPLOST </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Media – WSST-TV and Cordele Dispatch </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Parade Entry focused on 4 key areas where SPLOST funds are to be used (Recreation, Higher Education, Emergency Services, & Jobs) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leadership Crisp Class selected SPLOST awareness & education to the community as their class project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Facebook page </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Banners strategically placed within Community </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flyers for Bulletin Boards & Reader Boards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labels with Logo for businesses </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Campaign Lawn Signs </li></ul></ul>Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn January 20, 2011
  5. 5. Citizens for Progress Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn January 20, 2011 Portion of Float in Christmas Parade Signage at Old Court House
  6. 6. Citizens for Progress <ul><li>History of SPLOST </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1984 – 1990 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1991 – 1997 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>1998 – 2004 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2005 – 2011 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>2012 – 2017 </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn January 20, 2011 The projects funded by SPLOST have been done at no additional cost to the advalorem tax payer. SPLOST funds have been key to building Crisp Regional Hospital, several public service facilities including the Detention Center, road improvements, Recreation Center and Youth Ball Complex, Agricultural Center and Courthouse. Pictures of past projects follow.
  7. 7. Crisp Regional Hospital Sherriff's Dept and Detention Center Citizens for Progress Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn January 20, 2011
  8. 8. January 20, 2011 Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn Citizens for Progress Recreation Center and Youth Ball Complex
  9. 9. Citizens for Progress Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn January 20, 2011 Crisp County Courthouse Crisp County Agricultural Center
  10. 10. Citizens for Progress <ul><li>SPLOST Revenue Distribution 2012-2017 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Total $25,275,000 over 6 Years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SPLOST Requests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Community Projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Economic Development Projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Crisp County Projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>City of Cordele Projects </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Town of Arabi Projects </li></ul></ul></ul>Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn January 20, 2011
  11. 11. Citizens for Progress <ul><li>Community Projects - $4,399,329 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Airport </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>County Buildings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detention Center Expansion </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>E-911 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Health Department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Safety </li></ul></ul>Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn January 20, 2011
  12. 12. Citizens for Progress <ul><li>Economic Development - $9,000,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Darton College Higher Education Center </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inland Port Project </li></ul></ul>Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn January 20, 2011
  13. 13. Citizens for Progress <ul><li>County of Crisp Projects - $7,560,671 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Crisp Fire and Rescue </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crisp Public Works </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Recreation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>County Roads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sheriff’s Department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water/Stormwater </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sanitation </li></ul></ul>Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn January 20, 2011
  14. 14. Citizens for Progress <ul><li>City of Cordele - $4,025,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Sanitary Sewer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Gum Creek Facility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>City Roads </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sewer and Water Utilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inland Port Utilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Police Cars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fire Department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water Meters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Works Vehicles </li></ul></ul>Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn January 20, 2011
  15. 15. Citizens for Progress <ul><li>Town of Arabi - $290,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Police Cars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public Works Vehicles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>City Hall/Fire Station </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sidewalks & Lights </li></ul></ul>Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn January 20, 2011
  16. 16. Citizens for Progress <ul><li>SPLOST equals $25,275,000 over 6 years </li></ul><ul><li>If SPLOST fails, a large hole will be left in the County’s revenue stream </li></ul><ul><li>To compensate for the revenue, an increase in property tax of 72.41% per yr for 6 years would be required </li></ul><ul><li>60% of sales tax collected in Crisp Co. is collected from out of town visitors </li></ul>Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn January 20, 2011
  17. 17. Citizens for Progress <ul><li>IF SPLOST FAILS TO PASS…. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The bottom line….NO funding for Higher Education, Inland Port, Public Works, Law Enforcement, Roads & Streets, Water & Sewer Improvements, Storm Water Mitigation, Sanitation, Buildings or any other project!!!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is not an outcome we want to anticipate! </li></ul></ul>Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn January 20, 2011
  18. 18. Citizens for Progress <ul><li>54 days until the VOTE!!! </li></ul><ul><li>11 days until Advance VOTING begins!!! </li></ul>Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn January 20, 2011
  19. 19. Citizens for Progress <ul><li>LAST day to Register to VOTE & Change Address – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>February 14 th </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ABSENTEE Voting is available – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>January 31 st </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ADVANCED Voting is available – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>March 7 th - 11 th </li></ul></ul><ul><li>BUSINESS Voting Day - </li></ul><ul><ul><li>March 8 th </li></ul></ul>Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn January 20, 2011
  20. 20. Citizens for Progress By: Amber Herrington & Ed Vaughn January 26, 2011 VOTE YES for SPLOST March 15th
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