CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A number of Charleston County leaders united Wednesday morning to support the half-penny sales tax referendum, which appears on the Nov. 8 General Election ballot.
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg, former Mayor Riley, Representative Chip Limehouse, North Charleston Mayor Summey and other local officials backed the referendum at a news conference on Savannah Highway.
Supporters say the referendum will put $2.1 billion into Charleston County road improvement projects. The money will fix local traffic problems by widening Dorchester Road, widening Main Road, building a flyover at U.S. 17, widening Highway 42 and other projects, states a release sent to Live 5 News.
The referendum will also provide $600 million to develop a transit system.
Officials plan to use some of the funds to offer support to green spaces in Charleston County.