by: Kerry Kavanaugh Updated:
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A grassroots taxpayer association claims the July transportation tax referendum will benefit residents in some counties while sticking the bill to others.
"We don't feel comfortable being a donor county," says Ron Willliams, associate
Williams told Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh a one-cent sales tax for transportation improvements won't improve enough in Gwinnett County.
The Transportation Initiative
Advocates have launched a major campaign reminding drivers of the nasty commute times that strike all major roads.
In response, the alliance is fighting back with their own campaign.
"It's our money we would like to keep in our
Williams fears the regional approach will inevitably shortchange certain areas.
We went online and found a series of projects slated for Gwinnett County. But, the biggest chunk -- $95 million -- funds
"It doesn't even cover the operational or maintenance expenses," Williams said.
Williams doesn't deny the need for transportation improvement.
Voters will get to decide on July 31.