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Old 05-30-2013, 10:19 AM
 
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That's great to hear, especially the portion near Morosgo near where I used to live. Anything that leads people in Buckhead to walk more is a good thing.
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Old 06-03-2013, 12:58 PM
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Georgia Supreme Court decides funding case in favor of the Beltline:

BeltLine project wins court ruling | www.ajc.com
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Old 06-03-2013, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Was this holding development back on the Beltline? Should we expect more movement now that this case has been decided?
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Old 06-03-2013, 02:24 PM
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Was this holding development back on the Beltline? Should we expect more movement now that this case has been decided?
I don't have enough info to answer that, but if the Beltline had lost, it certainly would have made it much more difficult going forward.

EDIT: Interested in reading the court's opinion? Go here:

Case No. S13A0333 Sherman v. Atlanta Independent School System, et al.

http://www.gasupreme.us/sc-op/forthcoming.php

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Old 06-03-2013, 03:10 PM
 
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EDIT: Interested in reading the court's opinion? Go here:

Case No. S13A0333 Sherman v. Atlanta Independent School System, et al.
Being named Sherman is not going to gain you any bonus points in Atlanta. lol
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Old 06-04-2013, 04:43 AM
 
Location: Inman Park
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They should throw a keg party! Wait.....
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Old 06-12-2013, 12:16 PM
 
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New CEO of Atlanta BeltLine Inc. is Paul Morris from North Carolina | SaportaReport

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The Atlanta BeltLine Inc. has a new president and CEO — Paul Morris from North Carolina.

The ABI board met Wednesday morning when it voted to approve Morris, the former deputy secretary of transit for the N.C. Department of Transportation, as its next executive. Morris is expected to begin his new role within the next several weeks.

ABI Chairman John Somerhalder, CEO of AGL Resources Inc., said that Morris’ wealth and breadth of experience made him the top choice among the five finalists for the position.

“We ended up with the candidate that we believe is absolutely the best candidate for this role,” Somerhalder said.

In addition to serving as deputy secretary of transit for N.C. DOT, Morris also has worked for 30 years in consulting and line management roles focusing on transportation, urban regeneration and development, natural resource management, public parks and the development of corporate and institutional facilities throughout the United States and Canada.

It also didn’t hurt that Morris likely will have some well-placed friends in Washington, D.C. — namely President Barack Obama’s nominee to be U.S. Secretary of Transportation — Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx.
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Inman Park
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I like that he knows the Sec. of Transportation, but 'supposedly' Reed already had a good relationship with him. It says that he "...worked for 30 years on... transportation, urban regeneration and development, natural resource management, public parks..." but I didn't see any marquee projects identified. I'm sure there are some in there - but can someone point to a project on this scale? The Beltline is a career making development because its vision is so grand, and practicality, it will take at least 10 years to reach anywhere near the scope of the project. Is he in it for the long run, or is this a stepping stone to a fed job?

I don't like that he's not from Atlanta and probably does not have a grasp on Atlanta's neighborhoods and politic's as other candidates may have had (I have no idea who the other candidates were, but I'm sure there were Georgian's in there). We don't need someone that will enhance or bring new vision we need someone that will raise money, execute existing plans, and get this built in a timely manner.
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Old 06-12-2013, 02:20 PM
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I don't like that he's not from Atlanta and probably does not have a grasp on Atlanta's neighborhoods and politic's as other candidates may have had (I have no idea who the other candidates were, but I'm sure there were Georgian's in there).
Frankly, I'd rather have someone from anywhere as the CEO than someone from any part of Georgia that is outside the Atlanta City limits.
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Old 06-12-2013, 03:08 PM
 
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Georgia Supreme Court decides funding case in favor of the Beltline:

BeltLine project wins court ruling | www.ajc.com
That would seem to suggest that the city schools have more than enough tax revenue. If money is re-allocated to the Beltline, the school board certainly cannot plead for more funds to run the system. In fact, cuts in school taxes should be in order.

I wonder if the constitutional amendment passed through deceptive wording on the ballot? Wouldn't be the first time.
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