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Old 01-04-2019, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Old 01-04-2019, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Looks like both the TSPLOST and the Renew Atlanta bond program could be facing some uphill battles.




https://renewatlantabond.com/wp-cont...am-Update2.pdf
Let's keep it a buck fiddy:

Atlanta knew these construction costs were going to balloon much higher...than what TSPLOST was going to be able to collect in tax revenue to cover.

But they had to lowball themselves on a TSPLOST law...in order to get approval from the public. Because CoA had already asked a lot from the Atlanta taxpayer on subsidizing the Mecedes Benz Stadium.

You can't take two consecutive bites at the apple at one time...without someone balking at the price tags.

That's why they had to separate the multiple begging tasks.

Just watch, CoA will try to make another begging attempt to the public.

And hope that Atlanta's taxpayers have literally forgotten that they already put money in Blank's pockets not so long ago.
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Old 01-07-2019, 07:27 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Let's keep it a buck fiddy:

Atlanta knew these construction costs were going to balloon much higher...than what TSPLOST was going to be able to collect in tax revenue to cover.

But they had to lowball themselves on a TSPLOST law...in order to get approval from the public. Because CoA had already asked a lot from the Atlanta taxpayer on subsidizing the Mecedes Benz Stadium.

You can't take two consecutive bites at the apple at one time...without someone balking at the price tags.

That's why they had to separate the multiple begging tasks.

Just watch, CoA will try to make another begging attempt to the public.

And hope that Atlanta's taxpayers have literally forgotten that they already put money in Blank's pockets not so long ago.
Absolutely, City Council is already discussing asking for another Bond or a new TSPLOST once the existing sunsets after 5 years. Before they do that I want them to hold someone at City Hall accountable for this massive FU.
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Old 01-07-2019, 08:46 AM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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Absolutely, City Council is already discussing asking for another Bond or a new TSPLOST once the existing sunsets after 5 years. Before they do that I want them to hold someone at City Hall accountable for this massive FU.
And if not, CoA voters need to tell Council to FU.
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Old 01-07-2019, 03:32 PM
 
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Sounds to me like Councilman Shook put his finger on the problem:

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Councilmember Shook said the original programs were developed in a political way under former Mayor Kasim Reed, and he believes the priority-setting could be that way, too.

Joking about the lack of an initial priority-setting process, Shook said, “There was [one]. It was called the mayor.” He said he has heard from some council colleagues that “some districts with CIDs can just go to the end of the line” because they are viewed as already having funding of their own.

And Shook viewed the city presentation’s references to “stakeholders” as meaning insiders getting special advantage. “That’s just raw politics,” he said. “That’s people getting projects put on the list for services rendered.”

https://www.reporternewspapers.net/2...road-projects/
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Watch the video from today's Transportation Committee Working Session
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:16 PM
 
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Presentation: https://renewatlantabond.com/wp-cont...SessionPre.pdf


"Scenario 1" / Compete Streets all the way. People need safe alternatives for getting around!
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Kirkwood
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Presentation: https://renewatlantabond.com/wp-cont...SessionPre.pdf


"Scenario 1" / Compete Streets all the way. People need safe alternatives for getting around!
I agree with you and so does Councilmember Dickens, he made a public statement at yesterday's meeting support Scenario 1, but I fear that Atlanta's more suburban-minded councilmembers will lean towards repaving-heavy.
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Old 01-11-2019, 07:48 AM
 
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By the time they decide what to do, construction costs will have increased further and more money will have disappeared.
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Old 01-11-2019, 11:46 AM
 
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I agree with you and so does Councilmember Dickens, he made a public statement at yesterday's meeting support Scenario 1, but I fear that Atlanta's more suburban-minded councilmembers will lean towards repaving-heavy.
Time to actively campaign against any councilmember who advocates for the resurfacing heavy option. Hell, each option is resurfacing heavy with only a $4.3mln MAX difference between the resurfacing heavy and max leveraged funding options. What a shame.

Also, what a POS that Campbellton Rd smart corridor design is from pg. 6 of the Nov update. That's basically a normal street design in any suburban town of America.
https://renewatlantabond.com/wp-cont...am-Update2.pdf
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