PRESS RELEASE

CANTON, GA (Jan. 3, 2024) – The Cherokee Board of Commissioners is seeking the public’s thoughts on the possible implementation of an additional sales tax to either offset property taxes or heavily fund transportation projects. The Board is mulling a Local Option Sales Tax, Homestead Option Sales Tax or a Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax and will host six town hall meetings this month to receive public feedback.

The first town hall will be held Monday, Jan. 8, from 7-8 p.m. in Cherokee Hall at the Cherokee County Administration Building, 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton.

Other town halls are set for:

  • Jan. 10, 7-8 p.m., Recreation Center, 7545 Main St., Suite 200, Woodstock;
  • Jan. 15, 7-8 p.m., Historic Hickory Flat Gym, 4835 Hickory Road, Canton
  • Jan. 17, 7-8 p.m., BridgeMill Fire Station Community Room, 9550 Bells Ferry Road, Canton (limited parking).
  • Jan. 22, 7-8 p.m., Oak Grove Fire Station Community Room, 100 Ridgemill Ct., Acworth
  • Jan. 23, 7-8 p.m., Victory Hall at the L.B. Ahrens Recreation Center, 7345 Cumming Hwy., Canton

The town hall meetings are intended to explain the three options and how each works, as well as gauge the public’s wishes on how to proceed forward. Cherokee County is one of three counties in Georgia that does not have an additional sales tax to help offset property tax/general fund expenditures. Cobb and Gwinnett counties are the other two.

 

 

 

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