Macon City Council signaled its liking Tuesday night for selling bonds to jump start a long list of projects in anticipation of special purpose local option sales tax revenue. That money will come in over the next six years, but the November referendum authorized the sale of up to $18 million in city bonds to get projects moving faster.
Mayor Robert Reichert is pressing for his Second Street revitalization plan to get some up-front planning funding, only a fraction of its approved $8 million; but many council members want to see some of the first money go to the Tubman African American Museum -- and three alternative plans presented by the administration show the Tubman getting its $2.5 million early only if bonds are sold.
Council members discussed the alternatives in a non-voting work session. Setting final priorities is expected to take more than a week.
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