VISION

Billy Hair has a vision for Chatham County. His vision includes:

  • Supporting the county and municipalities working together to improve the efficiency of citizen services.
    • Holding quarterly meetings with the mayors and city managers of all municipalities.
  • Reducing the cost of government by controlling revenue.
    • Capping annual property tax assessments at no more than the inflation rate.
    • Eliminating the indexing on the Stephens/Day Homestead Exemption.
  • Creating a ballot referendum to let citizens decide whether to increase direct representation of all county citizens from two to four by changing the make-up of the current county structure from eight districts and chairman to six districts (two at-large representatives and one chairman).
    • Having two at-large seats will provide better representation and service for all county residents.
  • Being more responsible with all SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) Referendums in the future.
    • Requiring all government entities to project five-year operating costs of all projects that are included in the referendums.
  • Working with Georgia‚Äôs Legislature to permit SPLOST funds for maintenance and operations for any project included in the referendums. Otherwise, the citizens have to continuing paying for maintenance and operations.