The following GNFCC Board of Directors position of support was unanimously approved at the July 12, 2016 Board of Directors meeting.
Approved Statement on the Fulton County TSPLOST
The GNFCC is active in promoting positive growth and a sense of community pride. This includes fostering strong business to government relations, aggressively supporting infrastructure improvements, and providing opportunities for businesses to strengthen their position in our community. In keeping with the mission of the GNFCC “to be the catalyst for economic development, business growth and quality of life in North Fulton” , the following policy position statement was approved by the NFCC Board of Directors on July 12, 2016:
“The GNFCC supports the enhanced mobility of the local workforce with the passage of the Fulton County (.75) cent Transportation Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax, or TSPLOST, in the November 8, 2016 election, in order to ensure that local North Fulton businesses have access to a broader base of prospective employees, the opportunity for continued economic growth and sustainability, and enhanced quality of life for its residents.”
On November 8, 2016 Fulton County voters approved the .75 TSPLOST for road construction by 53%. Tax collections began on March 1, 2017 and will be in place for 5 years. For a detailed explanation of the Fulton TSPLOST Program click here.
Fulton County, with collaboration of the Atlanta Regional Commission and the 14 cities in Fulton County outside of the City of Atlanta is currently conducting a Transit Expansion Study to be completed by December 2017. For a detailed explanation of the Fulton Transit Study, click here.
While all issues are important, public policies designed to enhance job creation and economic development are paramount. The major issues we will focus on include the following:
- Taxes and Tax Reform
- Economic Development and Workforce Development
- Higher Education
The Board of Directors and Staff look forward to working with local leaders, the North Fulton Delegation and State Constitutional Officers to make these proposals reality.
Be a Part of Something Big
The GNFCC works in partnership with Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Fulton County Environment and Community Development, the cities of Alpharetta and Roswell, Sandy Springs Revitalization, United States Chamber of Commerce, the Regional Business Coalition and many other local and state organizations.
Make Your Opinion Count
Occasionally the Chamber will broadcast a "Call to Action" to members. If you receive a call to action, this is your opportunity to voice your opinion on a critical issue facing our community. These are time- sensitive issues, so be sure to take part promptly by drafting a letter, calling an elected official or attending a meeting. Another important way you can participate in the Chamber is to answer policy and business surveys and questionnaires that the GNFCC provides to its members. Results are tabulated and reported to the appropriate level of government.
- Georgia Secretary of State: My Voter Page
- City of Alpharetta
- Atlanta Regional Commission
- Fulton County Government
- Fulton TSPLOST
- Georgia Department of Transportation
- Georgia General Assembly
- City of Johns Creek
- Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority
- City of Milton
- City of Mountain Park
- North Fulton Community Improvement District
- Regional Business Coalition
- City of Roswell
- City of Sandy Springs
- U.S. House of Representatives
- U.S. Senate
GNFCC Public Policy
For more information about the Chamber, our public policy goals and advocacy activities, please contact:
Public Policy Coordinator
Leadership North Fulton
Leadership North Fulton identifies and develops leaders in the North Fulton area by promoting community awareness, instilling civic responsibility, and building relationships. Nominate someone for LNF, or apply yourself!