More on the Transportation Penny

Next month Richland County voters will decide on a “local-option sales tax” increase to be used for transportation items throughout the county (Roadway/Bus Service/Bike/Pedestrian/Greenway).

I’ve attended a local forum in our community and heard presentations to the Irmo Chamber Board of Directors, as well as to the Richland County House and Senate delegations.

There is plenty of information out there for you to make an informed decision before you head to the polls next month. With more than $1 billion on the ballot for up to 22 years, it’s important you read the issue and form your opinion before you “just press a button” at the polls.

While there are many “yes” websites, I could not find a “no” website to share. (If a reader knows of one, please feel free to post the link in the comment section)

Richland County website
Citizens for a Greater Midlands
Say Yes 2 The Penny

Voters may recall the referendum narrowly failed to receive approval two years ago.

Here are the 2010 results from the 14 Richland County precincts that make up our community:

Ballentine…………989 No…..435 Yes…..69.45% No
Dutch Fork #1…..707 No…..370 Yes…..65.65% No
Dutch Fork #2…..886 No…..564 Yes…..61.10% No
Friarsgate #1……534 No…..375 Yes…..58.75% No
Friarsgate #2……449 No…..292 Yes…..60.59% No
Harbison #1…….457 Yes…..399 No…..53.39% Yes
Harbison #2…….284 Yes…..277 No…..50.62% Yes
Oak Pointe……….822 No…..593 Yes…..58.13% No
Old Friarsgate…..386 No…..252 Yes…..60.50% No
Parkridge…………144 No…..137 Yes…..51.25% No
River Springs…..1065 No…..657 Yes…..61.85% No
Riverwalk………….721 No…..617 Yes…..53.89% No
Spring Hill…………503 No…..160 Yes…..75.87% No
Springville………..1241 No…..525 Yes…..70.27% No