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Old 01-29-2007, 06:34 AM
 
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From today's AJC:

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/printedition/2007/01/29/metmilton0129a.html (broken link)
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:49 AM
 
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I love the line at the end by the guy who says he doesn't want to pay the bill that will benefit somebody who lives in Forsyth County. Who does he thinks pays the bill for all the roads that Milton residents use to get to their jobs in Atlanta. Who does he think pays the billion dollar bill for sewer upgrades that he uses when he goes to Atlanta. He doesn't but I guess those roads are free right?

This article is the classic example of individuals wanting smaller jursidictions to keep their tax dollars at home not realizing what goes on in other jursidictions also effects their jursidiction.
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:50 AM
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Where are the city planners. With all the high rises going up aren't they predicting the increase in traffic. Just reading the article that two lane road has to go. Talk about a bottleneck. That road should be widened long before Union Township developement is near complete.
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Old 01-29-2007, 08:54 AM
 
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Where are the city planners. With all the high rises going up aren't they predicting the increase in traffic. Just reading the article that two lane road has to go. Talk about a bottleneck. That road should be widened long before Union Township developement is near complete.
These people aren't talking about highrises. They are talking about single family homes. The highrises in the city actually reduce traffic congestion because people start living closer to where they work, shop and play. Those single family home developments built 20 miles from anything along a 2 lane road are what cause traffic congestion.
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Old 01-29-2007, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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What I find ironic about this kind of poor planning is that so many folks in Milton want their own county, yet first chance they get, they allow track home developers to slap together subdivision after subdivision with little or no attention to civil engineering or planning.
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