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Old 05-12-2015, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Also, if you have ANY ideas on how Cobb can save some money, they would love your input here.

Cobb County Government

It's really tough for them to find things to cut back on, there don't seem to be any unnecessary expenses just sticking out to cut.

So if you have any ideas...a penny here and a penny there really can help these days...please submit them to the form above.

Cobb looking for
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Also, if you have ANY ideas on how Cobb can save some money, they would love your input here.

Cobb County Government

It's really tough for them to find things to cut back on, there don't seem to be any unnecessary expenses just sticking out to cut.

So if you have any ideas...a penny here and a penny there really can help these days...please submit them to the form above.

Cobb looking for
That waste of money called the Mable House and Barnes Amphitheater.
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Old 05-12-2015, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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A lot of older folks are on a fixed income. Don't they do the same thing in a lot of other places?
All I'm asking is that they pay their fair share like everybody else.
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Old 05-12-2015, 05:40 PM
 
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All I'm asking is that they pay their fair share like everybody else.
I hear you, but don't forget that a lot of elderly folks have been paying in mega bucks for decades, even though their kids left school a generation ago.
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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I hear you, but don't forget that a lot of elderly folks have been paying in mega bucks for decades, even though their kids left school a generation ago.
Funding education is everyone's responsibility. It is the single largest contribution to property values, so if elderly people want to be able to sell their house for a good price and make money, then they should want to fund education to make it better for all.
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:42 AM
 
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Funding education is everyone's responsibility.
It wold be nice if the folks at the Beltline had that attitude.
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:44 AM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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It wold be nice if the folks at the Beltline had that attitude.
Even if it's the financial equivalent of putting a gun to their head and pulling the trigger?
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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It wold be nice if the folks at the Beltline had that attitude.
APS has a larger budget than the city of Atlanta, yet only has 50K students. APS is looking at now, instead of looking towards the future. The BeltLine will bring APS more students, more tax digest, and improve the city for decades to come. I agree a payment needs to be worked out, but for APS to demand a payment that will kill the most transformative urban project in North America is being selfish. It was a bad contract, but these 2 entities need to put down their egos and work together or I am going to vote my representatives from both boards out of office.
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Raleigh
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A lot of older folks are on a fixed income. Don't they do the same thing in a lot of other places?
Nope, this is the only place I have ever heard of doing such, and I've lived in a different cities in multiple states...
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:18 AM
 
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It wold be nice if the folks at the Beltline had that attitude.
They do. The Beltline project will bring more money to APS in the long run. Beltline Inc falling on their sword will not help APS, only leaders egos. Beltline has been more than supportive of APS goals. They both contribute to each other. But I have not heard APS offer anything besides demanding full payment which will kill the Beltline.
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