On Tuesday, November 2, the voters of Macon-Bibb County overwhelmingly approved an Other Local Option Sales Tax (OLOST), a one penny sales tax to fund government services and that will ultimately roll back property taxes nearly 40%. Almost 81% of voters approved the OLOST.
“Tuesday was a great day in Macon-Bibb County, and I want to thank our community for believing in us and giving us the ability to fund government while rolling back their property taxes,” says Mayor Lester Miller. “This was our first opportunity for people to vote for this, and they showed us, overwhelmingly, they supported us.”
A study of the penny sales tax several years ago showed that more than 70% of the penny is paid for by people who do not live in Macon-Bibb, meaning all the people that travel to and through our community contribute to funding public safety, road repairs, right-of-way maintenance, and more…all services they benefit from while here.