Mayor Andre Dickens Hails Passage of $750 Million Moving Atlanta Forward Infrastructure Package
Wednesday, May 25th, 2022
Mayor Andre Dickens issued the following statement after Atlanta voters overwhelmingly approved passage of the three ballot referenda that make up the $750 million Moving Atlanta Forward infrastructure package:
“Thank you to the voters of Atlanta for showing their support of the Moving Atlanta Forward infrastructure investments. These investments will transform our roads, trails and pedestrian infrastructure, construct new public safety facilities that meet the needs of the women and men who serve our communities, and transform our parks, recreation centers and pools.
“These investments will touch every corner of the city. I greatly appreciate the partnership of the City Council Members who have been determined advocates for these projects, and who will be valued partners as we move forward with implementation.
“The voters have demonstrated their trust in the City to carry out these projects, and now it is up to us deliver. Our Administration is committed to delivering these projects in a transparent and efficient way that meets the expectations of Atlanta residents.”
Over the last month, Mayor Dickens has held several events to highlight the projects planned through the package. He visited Atlanta Fire Rescue Department Station 26 which is slated for a $13 million replacement, visited the City’s 911 Center which is due to receive a $15 million investment and met with local artists where he highlighted the $15 million bonds investments in the arts. He also visited multiple transportation projects, highlighting the $460 million transportation investments planned through the package.
The Moving Atlanta Forward infrastructure package is made up of a Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (TSPLOST) and two bonds. The full project list for the package, which was unanimously approved by the Atlanta City Council in December 2021, is available here: www.atlantaga.gov/government/mayor-s-office/2022infrastructure.