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Old 08-06-2012, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA (Sandy Springs)
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Looks very much like another ITP vs OTP debate. ITP wants more transit and is willing to pay more. OTP doesn't and does not want to pay.
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Old 08-06-2012, 01:50 PM
 
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Thanks, cq.

What it boils down to is strong support for transportation in the closer in areas -- Midtown, Virginia-Highland, Buckhead, Emory, downtown, the west side, etc. More than likely we'll see bonds issued so that we can go ahead and move forward.
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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What it boils down to is strong support for transportation in the closer in areas -- Midtown, Virginia-Highland, Buckhead, Emory, downtown, the west side, etc. More than likely we'll see bonds issued so that we can go ahead and move forward.
That's what we need or a way to diver the Hotel/Motel tax to pay for transit expansion, since Deal is not going to expand rail transit in his term(s).
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Old 08-06-2012, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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How could we get the hotel tax money diverted to transit? Would or could there be a referendum this November? Or is this solely an executive decision?

I freaking hate the idea of that tax money going to a new stadium.
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Well I think Deal vowed that the money will not go to transit, but how can he have control over a City of Atlanta tax?
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Old 08-06-2012, 03:54 PM
 
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If the city can't pay for its own infrastructure with the free money they already get from commuters and visitors, then I think all the suburbanites should move the heck outta city limits. Suburbanites bring all their money into Atlanta and Atlanta still can't pay for their own damn infrastructure. It's insulting to any half-educated person's intelligence. "OTP and ITP".... lol, give me a break, the ITP'ers can't even pay for their own infrastructure yet they look down upon the OTP'ers. Who the hell do you think built all those skyscrapers in buckhead/midtown??? And who do you think has the JOBS in those buildings??? OTP'ers of course!

Nimby-ism and snobbery/hate is what will destroy Atlanta.
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:00 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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If the city can't pay for its own infrastructure with the free money they already get from commuters and visitors, then I think all the suburbanites should move the heck outta city limits.

Suburbanites bring all their money into Atlanta and Atlanta still can't pay for their own damn infrastructure. It's insulting to any half-educated person's intelligence.
Suburbanites don't live in the city.
Atlanta does pay for its own infrastructure, it is rebuilding its antiquated sewer system with a SPLOST. If it wasn't for Atlanta none of the 'fancy' suburbs would be here.
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:10 PM
 
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Suburbanites don't live in the city.
I know that. I meant move their businesses out.


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If it wasn't for Atlanta none of the 'fancy' suburbs would be here.
That's a pretty insulting and snobby thing to say to the people of cities like Roswell or Alpharetta, that they are "dependent" on Atlanta.
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:17 PM
 
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That's a pretty insulting and snobby thing to say to the people of cities like Roswell or Alpharetta, that they are "dependent" on Atlanta.
No it's not. It's common sense.

Those towns where nothing 40 years ago before Atlanta sprawled. You think if Atlanta blew up tomorrow that those places would continue to thrive?
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Old 08-06-2012, 04:17 PM
 
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I know that. I meant move their businesses out.




That's a pretty insulting and snobby thing to say to the people of cities like Roswell or Alpharetta, that they are "dependent" on Atlanta.
What he was saying is that Roswell or Alpharetta would never have grown had Atlanta not been there.
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