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Old 07-28-2012, 09:00 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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That's the GRTA routes, and in Cobb, there's a GRTA and a CCT Xpress route. Thing is, according to the CCT admins, the express routes actually make money and subsidize the local CCT routes so they're not going anywhere.
CCT and GCT should not be allowed to operate in Fulton or DeKalb as MARTA, except 1 bus route, is allowed in those counties. They directly compete with a state funded GRTA routes. This is why GRTA needs to be the umbrella regional bus operator and MARTA be the rail transit operator.
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Old 07-29-2012, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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A well reasoned and reasonable case against this plan and the TSPLOST.


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Old 07-29-2012, 11:52 AM
 
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Here a link to a recent T-SPLOST poll breakdown by the AJC:

TSPLOST poll *| ajc.com
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Dunwoody)
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We voted on Friday, and I was surprised that I had to stand in line. I thought some people might have been there because of the school board, but our member wasn't up reelection. I have seen some anti signs around, which is not surprising. I'm guessing much of north DeKalb will be against.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:39 PM
 
Location: ATL
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A look at voters

Like I said before as long as Atlanta and Fulton County comes out to vote this bill will pass easily because of the numbers


A lot of attention has been paid recently to voters in Fulton and DeKalb counties, and with good reason – together, they comprise the largest single block of votes in the 10-county area.Together, the two counties have well over a third of the region’s electorate – DeKalb with about 400,000 registered voters, and Fulton with about 541,000 registered voters.Cobb County now narrowly trails DeKalb in voter registrations, with about 396,000 voters on the rolls.

Cobb’s potential influence at the polls was evident when a controversial, proposed rail line from Midtown toward Acworth was replaced by a bus route. The money left over after the rail line was axed is to be redirected to upgrading roads including the Windy Hill Road corridor at I-75 and U.S. 41. Gwinnett County is a close fourth in terms of its electorate, with almost 390,000 registered voters. Atlanta ranks fifth in terms of electorate, with about 264,000 voters. Most reside in Fulton, though several thousand have DeKalb addresses. The smaller size of the DeKalb vote on Atlanta affairs shouldn’t cause it to be overlooked.Three counties have electorates in the low 100,000s – Clayton with 131,000; Cherokee with 124,000; and Henry with 118,000. Next up is Fayette, with 72,000; Douglas, with 70,000; and Rockdale, with 48,451 registered voters as of July 1.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:43 PM
 
Location: ATL
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I'm figuring it will pass easy in Atlanta and Fulton County.

It will pass about 65% in Dekalb because the people that are against it PROBABLY will not come out and vote

It will be a half and half between Cobb and Gwinnett.

It will pass easily in Clayton but will they come out to vote?

It will not pass in Cherokee, Henry, Fayette, Douglas and Rockdale County but those counties numbers to not add up to the total of Fulton County
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:57 PM
 
Location: ATL
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These are the registered number of voters at of July 1 for each county

This is my opinion on how the vote will turn out. Green stands for where the bill should pass, yellow means the vote will be split in half and red is for the counties that it will not pass in


Fulton - 541,000
DeKalb - 400,000
Atlanta - 264,000
Clayton -131,000


Cobb County - 396,000
Gwinnett County - 390,000



Cherokee - 124,000
Henry - 118,000
Fayette - 72,000
Douglas - 70,000
Rockdale - 48,451



Green=1,336,000
Yellow=750,000
Red=360,451

Like I said as long as Atlanta and Fulton County comes out to vote it SHOULD pass. Even if it's a split in Dekalb County I think Dekalb at the least should win by 68% of the vote if they come out in large numbers to vote in North Dekalb County

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Old 07-29-2012, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Sandy Springs, GA
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Originally Posted by tonygeorgia View Post
These are the registered number of voters at of July 1 for each county

This is my opinion on how the vote will turn out. Green stands for where the bill should pass, yellow means the vote will be split in half and red is for the counties that it will not pass in


Fulton - 541,000
DeKalb - 400,000
Atlanta - 264,000
Clayton -131,000

Cobb County - 396,000
Gwinnett County - 390,000


Cherokee - 124,000
Henry - 118,000
Fayette - 72,000
Douglas - 70,000
Rockdale - 48,451



Green=1,336,000
Yellow=750,000
Red=360,451

Like I said as long as Atlanta and Fulton County comes out to vote it SHOULD pass. Even if it's a split in Dekalb County I think Dekalb at the least should win by 68% of the vote if they come out in large numbers to vote in North Dekalb County
I sure hope you are right. I was driving through Roswell and East Cobb yesterday and saw a large number of "Vote No" signs in people yards. I have not really seen any signs in Sandy Springs.


I really do not know why conservatives are against this considering it will create many jobs and better the Atlanta metro as a whole. They all complain about traffic yet they do not want to do anything about it. They complain about everything but offer no logical solutions. You NO voters better rethink your votes because the end of Atlanta is very close.

The region has lost so many jobs but this tax can definitely revitalize and restrengthen the area as a whole. It will create thousands of jobs and even save others.

YES voters and inbetween voters, please make sure to vote on July 31st. We need this to pass to compete with other cities in the U.S. and attract more jobs to the area.

If this does not pass, we will follow the tracks of many Midwest cities (i.e. Detroit, Cleveland and Buffalo, NY) were jobs are less plentiful, population growth is stagnant and the areas are just depressed as a whole.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:52 PM
 
Location: sandy springs
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it's going to be very close, and i'm not holding out for it myself. (i think it's time for me to seriously consider relocating to a more like-minded city? this place ain't it outside of a few intown areas, and i'm 2 years from 30...) much of north fulton is probably going to vote against this, which will probably make it very close in that county alone.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:52 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Dunwoody)
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Well they interviewed a tea party person and she said that if it passes they will immediately file for an injunction in that they don't believe the tax district is constitutional. One of the untie people said that they believe they can defeat it because while the constitution doesn't say you can form a special taxing district. It doesn't say you can't either.
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