Bibb County commissioners today will consider seeking financing to speed up projects for a proposed special purpose local option sales tax that will be voted on by the public July 20.
Commissioners will meet at 11 a.m. today in their board room to discuss possible financing from the Macon-Bibb County Urban Development Authority, County Chief Administrative Officer Steve Layson said. Because Macon never signed on to a SPLOST agreement, sales tax money for secondary projects isn’t supposed to arrive until the main project, a courthouse complex, is done in about three years.
Such financing would let other projects begin earlier, with money loaned in advance of projected sales-tax collections. Critics have blasted the proposed SPLOST’s funding delays for other projects, particularly a failing radio system.