Calling it an effort to put infrastructure before development and "let growth pay for growth," Richmond Hill's city council will let voters decide next year whether to establish tax allocation districts in the city, including newly annexed land near the Belfast Keller Road and I-95 interchange.
The city voted Tuesday night to move forward with plans for a 2019 referendum on the measure which officials say will help pay for infrastructure by allocating a portion of taxes in the districts for infrastructure, if voters approve.
The city approved spending up to $5,000 with a consultant, Bleakly Advisory Group, to help get the issue on the ballot in 2019. The Georgia legislature has to approve a bill allowing the referendum, which does not create the tax allocation districts, or TADs, but gives the city the power to do so.
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