Imagine a retention pond that’s smart enough to monitor the weather and lower its own water level when it rains – to prevent flooding in the area.

Well, you don’t have to imagine it, because that technology exists and is being used by Atlanta’s Department of Watershed Management. The Municipal Option Sales Tax (MOST) is a big reason we have the funding to pay for this kind of innovation. On the June 9 presidential primary ballot, you will have a chance to vote on the MOST, which has been renewed every four years since 2004.

The MOST also provides 24-thousand local jobs and opportunities for hundreds of small and minority-owned businesses.

Because Atlanta’s green infrastructure is way more than “just pipes in the ground,” community collaboration is central to the success of the design and function of projects funded by the MOST.

Early voting has already begun.