JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — The board for metro Atlanta's rapid transit system has rejected a deal aimed at expanding service into Clayton County in exchange for a half-penny sales.
The Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority board on Wednesday voted down the deal, but approved a higher, one-cent sales tax agreement with the county south of Atlanta.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Clayton County commissioners could now call another vote on the one-cent tax deal, or let the whole deal die.
The Clayton County Commission has until Sunday to accept the agreement.
CBS 46 reports that Clayton County Commission Chairman Jeff Turner has scheduled a special meeting for Saturday to discuss the proposal.
The half-penny sales tax was expected to generate about $25 million a year, and a full penny would generate about $49 million a year.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com
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