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Old 09-24-2007, 09:51 AM
 
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I'm tired of people moving here, especially the one's that move here and then complain it's not like 'so and so'. Seems like we've done a good job making Georgia an attractive place, but then people want to come here and change it.

It's grown too fast for most of the infrastructure to keep up with it and most people don't realize that, they just complain. I'd also say most of metro-Atlanta has lost its Southern identity

Seems like our latest issue is the water supply, Army Corps are trying to figure out how we're supposed to have drinking water for the next 2 million people that are supposed to move here.
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:03 AM
 
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I know what *I* would do...

Put a ban on all new apartment and condo construction for years in the immediate metro area.

Immediately fund more transit options. Light rail, heavy rail expansion, commuter rail, as well as key new roads where they're really needed.

Have dedicated departments throughout the metro area whos sole job is to make sure traffic signals are timed correctly, greatly reducing bottlenecks.

Require metro gas stations to provide alternate fuels for cars such as bio diesel, ethanol, methanol, etc.

That's more of a fantasy than stuff that would actually happen, I mean, it makes sense so that immediately knocks the ideas out of the ballpark.
Atlanta Greg -- you always have great, direct, blunt, logical, sensible, honest feasible solutions/answers. It would be great if you were the mayor. Maybe more than a fantasy, but wish they could be implemented. Are there any suggestion boxes where the above-mentioned could be put or would these suggestions fall on deaf ears?
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:56 AM
 
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Are there any suggestion boxes where the above-mentioned could be put or would these suggestions fall on deaf ears?
Legislators here, just like everywhere else, listen to nothing but the rustle of small, green rectangles. Preferably in large denominations.
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Old 09-24-2007, 06:32 PM
 
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I'm tired of people moving here, especially the one's that move here and then complain it's not like 'so and so'. Seems like we've done a good job making Georgia an attractive place, but then people want to come here and change it.

It's grown too fast for most of the infrastructure to keep up with it and most people don't realize that, they just complain. I'd also say most of metro-Atlanta has lost its Southern identity

Seems like our latest issue is the water supply, Army Corps are trying to figure out how we're supposed to have drinking water for the next 2 million people that are supposed to move here.
Of the complaints, what sticks out in your mind the most and what do the "outsiders that came on the inside" want to change? Georgia is beautiful! YOU ARE JUST KEEPING IT REAL!!!
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Old 09-24-2007, 06:39 PM
 
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Legislators here, just like everywhere else, listen to nothing but the rustle of small, green rectangles. Preferably in large denominations.
It's a shame, but the truth! Well put. Taxpayers pay for what they don't see -- changes that are needed. But the price of taxes continue to climb and for what!
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:58 AM
 
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I know what *I* would do...
Put a ban on all new apartment and condo construction for years in the immediate metro area.
Clearly, atlantagreg is not a politician.
Every time a graceful old home is bulldozed and replaced by boxy apartments or condos,
the tax base increases. Politicians just LOOVE taxes.

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Immediately fund more transit options. Light rail, heavy rail expansion, commuter rail, as well as key new roads where they're really needed.
Remember the 'outer perimeter' highway?
Remember how our 'public servants' bought up all that cheap rural land expecting to make a killing when the new highway went thru, and how mad they were when it didn't get built because everybody realized it wouldn't help traffic at all?

To be useful, any form of mass transit would have to run thru heavily-populated areas. Cheap land is no longer available in those areas. No profit, no transit.
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Old 09-25-2007, 07:03 PM
 
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Clearly, atlantagreg is not a politician.
Every time a graceful old home is bulldozed and replaced by boxy apartments or condos,
the tax base increases. Politicians just LOOVE taxes.



Remember the 'outer perimeter' highway?
Remember how our 'public servants' bought up all that cheap rural land expecting to make a killing when the new highway went thru, and how mad they were when it didn't get built because everybody realized it wouldn't help traffic at all?

To be useful, any form of mass transit would have to run thru heavily-populated areas. Cheap land is no longer available in those areas. No profit, no transit.
Point well taken. I'll remove Atlantagreg from my "imaginary ballot" as a candidate for a politician, but I will give him his "props" as a voice of reason on the City Data Forum. I like how you broke down and analyzed the reasoning of the reply. Therefore, I think you would be a good one to word "election ballots". I'm not impressionable, but I am intrigued when it comes to intellect. What I think does not validate either one of you, but you both have great point of views from both sides of the "tracks".
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Old 09-25-2007, 11:23 PM
 
Location: West Cobb County, GA (Atlanta metro)
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Point well taken. I'll remove Atlantagreg from my "imaginary ballot" as a candidate for a politician, but I will give him his "props" as a voice of reason on the City Data Forum. I like how you broke down and analyzed the reasoning of the reply. Therefore, I think you would be a good one to word "election ballots". I'm not impressionable, but I am intrigued when it comes to intellect. What I think does not validate either one of you, but you both have great point of views from both sides of the "tracks".

Hey, who says I wanna be a polititian? I just want to rule the world!
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Old 09-26-2007, 12:39 AM
 
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Hey, who says I wanna be a polititian? I just want to rule the world!
That's funny!!!!!!!!!! City-Data-Forum is a good start. You may never reach the United Nations or Columbia University to speak, but at least this forum is nationwide and "your voice can be read" so that your opinion is known. It's the only one that counts since you want to rule the world! That was some icon!

Last edited by janette moss; 09-26-2007 at 12:40 AM.. Reason: take out a double word
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Old 09-26-2007, 09:00 AM
 
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Of the complaints, what sticks out in your mind the most and what do the "outsiders that came on the inside" want to change? Georgia is beautiful! YOU ARE JUST KEEPING IT REAL!!!

I could go on for days but most of my complaints I can't mention b/c they will be deleted. This board is just way too P/C, much like politics in the metro Atlanta and pandering to the b/s p/c.
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