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Old 09-02-2016, 06:19 AM
 
Location: Vinings/Cumberland in the evil county of Cobb
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If it was in the 60s, it was probably the right decision at the time.
why?
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Old 09-02-2016, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Vinings
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If it was in the 60s, it was probably the right decision at the time.
No, it wasn't.
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Old 09-02-2016, 07:32 AM
 
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They aren't even voting on that other tax.


Damn
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Old 09-02-2016, 10:23 AM
 
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Without high-quality high-capacity transit, Cobb County's population will continue to grow at a high clip but the people that come to the county in droves will be only people with lower incomes who are drawn to the lower housing prices that will be depressed due to the lack of high-quality transit connectivity in an era (in the 21st Century) where transit connectivity will be of increasingly critical importance in large major metro regions like Atlanta.

The people with higher incomes (high-income Millennials and Gen-Zers) will forgo transit-deficient areas like Cobb and move to other parts of the Atlanta metro area with increased transit connectivity in an era when an increasingly heavily emphasis will be placed on transit connectivity in large major metro regions like Atlanta.
This statement is overly general and just plain wrong.

Cobb has the excellent school system (just one draw), families are drawn to the county, many affluent ones.
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Old 09-02-2016, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Raleigh
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If this happened in Gwinnett or North Fulton or Fayette, people would be doing backflips.
Oh, give it a rest... You really need to move to the suburbs and out of the city.
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Old 09-02-2016, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Atlanta - Midtown
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Whether any of you were around for the original Marta vote in the 1960's is irrelevant. Anyone living in Cobb now voted with their wallets by moving to/staying in an area that is known to be hostile toward transit. This hostility toward transit is precisely why there hasn't been a vote since the 1960's, and the current leadership/populace/electorate/whatever-you-want-to-call-it shares the blame for that.

The only thing for Cobb citizens to do now, is to follow Fourthwarden's advice and spend the next 4 years organizing to bring transit to the county you all are vested in.
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Old 09-02-2016, 10:34 AM
 
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Schools are directly collated to household income. There will be a negative feedback loop with many suburban schools if these demographic trends keep up.
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Old 09-02-2016, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, Birmingham, Charlotte, and Raleigh
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Whether any of you were around for the original Marta vote in the 1960's is irrelevant. Anyone living in Cobb now voted with their wallets by moving to/staying in an area that is known to be hostile toward transit. This hostility toward transit is precisely why there hasn't been a vote since the 1960's, and the current leadership/populace/electorate/whatever-you-want-to-call-it shares the blame for that.

The only thing for Cobb citizens to do now, is to follow Fourthwarden's advice and spend the next 4 years organizing to bring transit to the county you all are vested in.
Precisely! The embolden is so true. You cannot divorce yourself from blame when you decide to move to a locale with that overt mentality.
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Old 09-02-2016, 10:41 AM
 
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Whether any of you were around for the original Marta vote in the 1960's is irrelevant. Anyone living in Cobb now voted with their wallets by moving to/staying in an area that is known to be hostile toward transit. This hostility toward transit is precisely why there hasn't been a vote since the 1960's, and the current leadership/populace/electorate/whatever-you-want-to-call-it shares the blame for that.

The only thing for Cobb citizens to do now, is to follow Fourthwarden's advice and spend the next 4 years organizing to bring transit to the county you all are vested in.
Exactly. You vote every time you pay taxes and continue to live there. You also continue to vote in antitransit politicians. You are complicit in the continued resistance to fix our city.
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Old 09-02-2016, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Oh, give it a rest... You really need to move to the suburbs and out of the city.
Who will drive behind cyclists, protecting them from jerks?
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