Mayors say emergency services at risk in Fulton fight over sales tax revenue

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution — A rise in property taxes, a reduction in emergency services and layoffs could take place if 15 cities in negotiations with Fulton County cannot keep their respective local option sales tax revenue, city officials said at a Wednesday town hall. “This is not going well,” Bianca Motley Broom, mayor of College … Read more

South Fulton cities to host LOST townhall Wednesday

Negotiations with county will determine distribution of sales tax dollars critical to municipal budgets The Cities of Fulton County will host a townhall Wednesday in south Fulton for residents to discuss with city and county leaders the ramifications of Fulton County seeking to dramatically increase its share of Local Option Sales Tax (LOST) dollars. With … Read more

Forum: Mayors say it’s critical for residents to join fight against Fulton over sales revenue

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution — A panel of eight mayors took part in a Roswell town hall Wednesday to inform the public on what’s at stake if 15 cities and the Fulton Board of Commissioners do not reach an agreement on the renegotiation of Local Option Sales Tax revenue. The LOST is a one-penny sales tax … Read more