Voters Approve Sales Tax Referendum to Protect Robins AFB
- November 9, 2011
Bibb County, Ga., residents approved a sales tax referendum Tuesday that is slated to contribute to reducing encroachment at Robins Air Force Base.
A portion of the $190 million special purpose local option sales tax would go toward reducing encroachment caused by residences beyond the base’s airfield. The increase in the county’s sales tax from 6 percent to 7 percent will pay for a variety of public safety, recreation and infrastructure improvements, including $6 million toward the purchase of homes in the affected area. The total cost of the initiative to reduce encroachment is expected to cost between $18 million and $24 million.