The M.O.S.T. stands for Municipal Option Sales Tax. If approved by voters, an additional one-penny sales tax will be added to fund water infrastructure projects over the next four years.
The money raised through the M.O.S.T. will fund infrastructure improvements for East Point's water, sewer, stormwater, and water treatment plant.
It is estimated that the additional penny will raise $34 million over the next four years.
The city has identified nearly $326 million in needed improvements to our water line, sewer line, storm-water drainage, and water treatment plant infrastructure.
While the city allocates annual funds to infrastructure improvements, the backlog of needed repairs is more than what the city can allocate through the annual budget.
The four-year sales tax collection is designed to raise the funds needed to greatly reduce the project backlog and improve the quality of water, increase the level of service, and reduce the environmental impact of East Point's water and sewer operations.
You can learn where your precinct is located by visiting the Georgia Secretary of State's My Voter Page. You will need to enter you first name initial, last name, county (Fulton), and date of birth.
The next election will be held on May 24, 2022 for party primaries, as well as East Point's sales tax referendum. Early voting will take place May 2-20 from 9am to 6pm.
When you go to cast your ballot, you will be asked if you want to declare as a Democrat, Republican, or only vote in the non-partisan elections.
All voters (regardless of party affiliation) will receive the non-partisan ballot which consist of candidates for judge as well as the sales tax.
The noise of our national politics often drowns out the important and impactful conversations happening at the local level. East Point is not exempt to this reality. This site exists to amplify the local conversation and serve as conduit of information for the citizens of East Point. You will find information on the candidates seeking office in this year's mayoral and at-large ward election.
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