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State leaders say they will delay implementing the Georgia drug-testing law while a similar measure in Florida is sorted out in federal court. File|Patch
Nick M July 4, 2014 at 10:44 am
Mack, it's a waster of taxpayers money. Some facts about Florida where the law was passed and thenRead More stuck down: A U.S. judge has struck down a Florida law requiring drug screening for welfare recipients, saying that it violated the constitutional protection against unreasonable searches. The testing fee of $25 to $45 was to be repaid by the state if the test came back negative, but applicants who tested positive would have been barred from receiving benefits for a year. Judge Mary Scriven permanently halted enforcement of the law in her ruling. She agreed with an earlier court finding that "there is nothing inherent in the condition of being impoverished that supports the conclusion that there is a concrete danger that impoverished individuals are prone to drug use ..." During the time the law was in effect, about 2.6 percent of recipients tested positive for illegal drugs, mostly for marijuana, according to the court documents. The failure rate was well below that of the general population. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services found in a 2009 survey that about, 8.7 percent, of the population aged 12 or older had used illicit drugs in the previous month. Generally, the courts have allowed suspicionless drug testing only when public safety is at risk, such as for armed officers or railroad workers who operate heavy equipment. http://www.snopes.com/politics/medical/welfare.asp
erie July 8, 2014 at 03:07 am
Test the law makers to. Lets see what they popping, smoking and drinking too. I don't do drugsRead More unless my doctor give them to me. I'm will to bet that the people whos trying to make this law be getting high as can be to want to pass a law like this.
erie July 8, 2014 at 03:08 am
Test the law makers too. smiling
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Ric Honsa, CPA July 2, 2014 at 03:19 pm
Sorry, my ability to defend my self and my loved ones trumps their wishes that not carry my firearm.Read More With that noted, you assume that someone is a conservative because they carry a gun. You have no idea what each person believes from a political perspective.
Marlene Mitchell July 2, 2014 at 06:42 pm
I have often wondered what liability a store owner would have if a criminal shot and killed someoneRead More in their store. If by Targets request I didn't carry my gun into their store and I was shot and killed because I was unable to defend myself...how does Target proved that they were properly looking after my best welfare?? My bleeding corpse would make one wonder if Target did all they could to keep their customers safe. Would they have to prove it? OR....do the criminals have more rights than I do? I would think that a certain portion of my death would have to be their fault if they didn't take steps to keep ALL guns out of the store?? Thoughts?
Phil Evans July 5, 2014 at 01:47 pm
I believe Target is riding the fence to try and appease Bloomberg's Moms Demand Action as well asRead More trying not to make gun owners mad enough to not shop there. They do not yet have a hard policy of prohibiting guns. They are merely "asking" that we don't carry there. At least one person I know of has openly carried his pistol in a Target store since this announcement, with no issues. I say carry on as if they've not made the request, to show the public what this really is about - politics and not safety. All they can do is ask you to leave, and if they do, publicize it to help others avoid their stores.
Georgia's HB 459 may help decrease traffic jams. (Patch file photo)
Cain Harris July 7, 2014 at 10:35 pm
Speed limit was 75 or higher when I was a kid. Everyone drove 85 & 90. Now some folks considerRead More 75 to be too fast. The new law only makes the traffic flow better and let's face it, makes perfect sense unless you have an ego problem and don't like being passed.
janh999 July 9, 2014 at 09:04 am
Did some research & RAY J will be surprised to know that EVERY STATE has a law that slowerRead More traffic has move to the right. Some specify if doing the speed limit, some don't. But in any case, when you learn to drive it is in your little permit booklet in every state that you must move to the right for faster traffic to pass on your left. Maybe RAY J should check his facts before he spouts from the know all fountain.
janh999 July 9, 2014 at 09:07 am
Did some research & RAY J will be surprised to know that EVERY STATE has a law that slowerRead More traffic has move to the right. Some specify if doing the speed limit, some don't. But in any case, when you learn to drive it is in your little permit booklet in every state that you must move to the right for faster traffic to pass on your left. Maybe RAY J should check his facts before he spouts from the know all fountain. And for Mary Brown, Its illegal to pass on the right, that's why they made this law more clear. Its not up to you to decide who you will let pass, Its a law which makes you the problem
A new Georgia law allows districts to build policies for guns in hands of school staff. Schools aren't biting. What do you think? Patch file.
Natassia Grover July 1, 2014 at 02:54 pm
I also can't believe that you are saying a woman cannot be nurturing while also armed. Unbelievable.
Brent Seeger July 1, 2014 at 02:56 pm
Its a great idea. They root out communists and subversives and fifth columnists and Obama supportersRead More and run them out of town with the rest of the illegals.
Drewboo July 1, 2014 at 03:30 pm
Who said anything about a woman? You are obviously trying to start crap lol. Nice try though.Read More Newsflash - we have male teachers and male nurses in 2014... back to what you said about an armed citizen not being able to pull the trigger - my thoughts exactly. A kid is shooting up the school and an armed citizen just might not be able to look at the child and shoot them. Our society doesnt look at children as target practice, so when presented with a child with a gun, I dont buy that the average citizen would shoot a child. So what I get from this back and forth is that you folks have opinions that go back and forth however you like to make a point and then you also like to start crap either that or you cant read. Teachers who cant read.... interesting.
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Brent Seeger June 27, 2014 at 04:07 pm
Americans are overworked, over taxed, over inundated with illegals, criminals, Demo-Kommies, andRead More fifth columnists. No wonder they forget their kids in their cares. Most Americans are not intelligent enough or well educated enough to get themselves inside an office not to mention a kid.
Janet Rau June 28, 2014 at 06:56 am
Are the any parking meters in Marietta or Smyrna? Lived her for 24 years and I can't think of one.Read More
Just Say'n June 28, 2014 at 10:10 pm
Signs on Meters might help but most kids and dogs are left in shopping center parking lots or officeRead More parking lots. Signs on entrance doors might be more practical. If you see a child or a pet in a hot car call the police you might save a life.
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Education is a Luxury June 30, 2014 at 03:35 pm
I couldn't make it to the event. Did everyone show up with an appropriate rifle, sidearm, and backupRead More sidearm?
Brent Seeger June 30, 2014 at 03:37 pm
Libby how did you get out of Charter Peachford on a day pass? Geez you are off your gun smackingRead More snatching meds again. Please go back to your crack pipe and leave good Americans alone to try and save the country while there is still time.
Education is a Luxury June 30, 2014 at 04:00 pm
You sound like a man of experience. I simply wanted to make sure Jack was safe, super-safe even, onRead More his jaunt through Cobb County.
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Lone Stranger June 24, 2014 at 11:51 am
This only applies for those tools that agree with this lunacy and higher taxes. If you disagree youRead More will be sent packing and most likely arrested. The fix is already in folks. This was part of the whole Braves Shakedown by Tim L$$ and company.
electric123 June 24, 2014 at 08:33 pm
Giving Tim Lee the tools to incite his cronies John Loud and Jay Cunningham to be his poster boys toRead More divert his attention of bad taste in citizen mouth over Braves debacle will be in his works to push new SPLOST to voter is in the making of his deceitfulness of Cobb's future!
Brent Seeger June 25, 2014 at 01:47 pm
Mr. Lee is a political charlatan who will hopefully be voted out as soon as possible. He hasRead More betrayed his constituents.
Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee. Credit: Patch File
Richard "the Equalizer" Pellegrino June 27, 2014 at 08:24 pm
Sorry for the delay in responding...I have been too busy digging up the facts and acting upon themRead More rather than just talking...you want facts...start here: http://cobbcitizensvoices.spruz.com/ and https://www.facebook.com/pages/CGT-Citizens-for-Governmental-Transparency/208804325982180 www.decidingthevote.com I will be happy to provide more if that is not enough.
Richard "the Equalizer" Pellegrino June 27, 2014 at 08:26 pm
By the way..the rantings of an unhappy multitude and majority according the polls referenced atRead More those sites and and the most diverse coalition in history of hundreds of Cobb residents from all political parties, the right and left and center, black, white, Latino...you name it. Our diversity has made national news.
electric123 June 28, 2014 at 01:21 am
So, as everybody came to the same conclusion to oust Lee and hid cronies, when is the next electionRead More for his re-election so we can send a message to Lee his has got to go?
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Lone Stranger June 16, 2014 at 07:37 am
This is laughable. Like these criminals will give the public a say in how our money is spent.Read More Another fluff piece of "journalism" from the Poo Poo Patch.
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IrishBobW July 11, 2014 at 03:57 pm
What cops are you talking about, David? I don't understand what you are saying about it did them noRead More good to be armed. What is that suppose to mean? You don't make sense with your commit. Are you talking about the black kid that killed a cop with a assault rifle? The cop did not pull his weapon because cops as trained to try to talk to the other person, but this kid opened fire first. The cop did not have a chance to pull his weapon. You and Woody just don't understand anything. You only believe what you want. Even when hit in the face with the truth, you still won't get it.
David Tiffany July 12, 2014 at 09:39 am
Irish: The two cops in the restaurant. I'm sure that there are many more. "Even when hit in theRead More face with the truth, you still don't get it." And I don't think you ever will. Paranoia runs deep.
IrishBobW July 12, 2014 at 04:54 pm
Sorry David, I thought you were talking about the coward who ambushed a cop while he was doing hisRead More job protecting the public. In that case a kid, trying to make a name for himself, was walking around carrying an assault rifle when the cop got out of his car to talk to him. The kid immediately opened fire killing the cop. In the case you were really talking about, I have to say it's you who did get the truth even when hit in the face with it. If you had, you would have understood that what you said was stupid as hell. The reason being armed didn't help those two cops was because they were ambushed while sitting down eating a meal at a Waffle House. Even on duty cops have a right to take a meal break. While they were eating, a man and woman walked over to them, pulled out their guns and murdered the cops before they had a chance to pull their own weapons. Even you must admit that was something few people would expect to happen, but it did, and it cost those heroes their lives. What you also failed to mention was the shooters then walked across the street to a Walmart where they pulled their guns and started shooting again. However, this time someone was there to stop them. A shopper who was legally carrying his own gun pulled it out and shot them both. Then, being the cowards they were, the shooters tucked their tails between their legs and hid while the citizen who shot them helped get the other shoppers out of the store. Security cameras then caught the two as the women shot and killed her friend and then turned the gun on herself. That couple were cowards for ambushing two cops, just as that kid was a coward for ambushing the other cop. Had the two cops seen what was coming, they would have been able to do something. Instead, it was ended by a private citizen legally carrying a concealed weapon. In your mind the citizen was wrong for carrying a gun, even though he saved lives. You wanted facts, those are facts. In your commits, I get the feeling you were saying it was the cop's fault they were murdered. I hope that's not the case. The cops were heroes because they were out there everyday protecting people like you form people like those cowards who ambushed them. Facts David, they really do make the difference, don't they?
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Brian June 11, 2014 at 02:15 pm
It's no surprise that a block that was forest before has inadequate sidewalks.
Thomas W House June 12, 2014 at 07:26 am
Its really interesting to me to read some of these comments by people who clearly never go into theRead More Cumberland area. Those who have would know that Cumberland Mall has and continues to go through a very positive transformation. New Stores such Michael Kors, H&M, White House/Black Market, Sephora and the soon to open APPLE Store are fundamentally changing the quality of the map in a positive way. The restaurants such as Teds Montana Grill, and Maggianos are always packed. The Galleria Mall will no doubt begin to see positive changes as investment is now flooding into the area in anticipation of the new stadium development. They have already announced plans for a new large high end hotel on property. As for pedestrian access, I’m upset that the original plans seem inadequate but the good thing is that we have the GRTA who now reviews these projects and gives feedback. I only hope that the designers make the necessary changes. Those who have been in the area will see that sidewalks, trails, and enhanced landscaping and pedestrian access is being aggressively developed throughout the area. Lets hope the same continues with the new stadium site. Now lets get really serious and talk about adding a Marta line to Perimeter area across the top of 285.
Kathy June 12, 2014 at 07:47 am
Time to add another million to that tax bill of all those Cobb County ressidents!!! HA HA HARead More HA!!!!!
Beginning July 1, Georgia boaters under 16 must complete boater education class.
DaMoment June 10, 2014 at 05:38 am
Keep living...you will continue to be amazed!
Josephine Gamma June 10, 2014 at 08:28 am
This is great and should be in place but I don't understand how you need an course on how toRead More properly use a boat but not on how to use and store a firearm?
Lone Stranger June 10, 2014 at 09:14 am
Ok fair enough. I can see having a firearms training program. The only problem is it will be anotherRead More layer of regulation and that never solves anything.
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Jeff Goodman June 6, 2014 at 01:47 pm
The commission has done a great job! It will be great to see the Braves play in Cobb County! Jeff
Ira June 7, 2014 at 05:24 pm
I agree Jeff.
Lone Stranger June 9, 2014 at 04:26 pm
This deal is a scam and a raping of the Cobb taxpayer. Ira, Jeff, and the rest of you can pay myRead More share of the tax bill for your hobby. This deal is the height of corruption and I plan to lead an effort to make sure none of these people are ever elected to anything again. The hubris is simply breathtaking.
Aerial view of where the new Atlanta Braves stadium will be built. Courtesy Cumberland Community Improvement District Facebook
Brian June 2, 2014 at 02:59 am
Richard, Cobb CID isn't part of Cobb government. It is a basically a municipality. The biggestRead More business owners are always on the board.
Brian June 2, 2014 at 03:00 am
Richard, Cumberland CID isn't part of Cobb government. It is a basically a self-taxing municipality,Read More but with less services and its own government for the extra taxes it collects. The biggest business owners are always on the board. Only businesses are taxed by the Cumberland CID.
Brian June 2, 2014 at 03:02 am
Richard, Cumberland CID isn't part of Cobb government. It is a basically a self-taxing municipality,Read More but with less services and its own government for the extra taxes it collects. It uses Cobb services for most things, but it does things like its recent streetscape projects itself. It also paid for some of the new bridge over the Chattahoochee on Cobb Pkwy. Obviously, way in the past, it helped fund the Cumberland Blvd exit. The biggest business owners are always on the board. Only businesses are taxed by the Cumberland CID.
Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee. Credit: Patch File
Brian June 2, 2014 at 07:54 pm
I appreciate the gesture but I'm way too busy with the civic groups I'm already involved with to sitRead More in on a meeting from another group. Hopefully you publish the material for everyone to see. I'm all for transparency, but as a professional working for a business, who has had to sign many NDAs, I don't really feel they could have been any more transparent than they were. I personally don't like the quorum loophole and want to see that sealed up in the state legislature. This wasn't the first time this was used in any county or municipality (I remember others), and I don't think it'll be the last. Now, I don't know the solution when - for instance - people are bound by an NDA. How can you make those things public. And if you don't get the business coming to the county because you can't sign an NDA, how do you proceed? Do you hire a proxy to negotiate for you and require that you know nothing about the negotiations to avoid running afoul of transparency laws? Kind of like a blind trust? I think those are structural issues you need to solve, and it isn't a simple thing to solve. I would take advantage of the attention you have and work on general changes to the laws to make these things work for everyone.
Brian June 2, 2014 at 07:56 pm
I appreciate the gesture but I'm way too busy with the civic groups I'm already involved with to sitRead More in on a meeting from another group. Hopefully you publish the material for everyone to see. I'm all for transparency, but as a professional working for a business, who has had to sign many NDAs, I don't really feel they could have been any more transparent than they were. I personally don't like the quorum loophole and want to see that sealed up in the state legislature. This wasn't the first time this was used in any county or municipality (I remember others), and I don't think it'll be the last. Now, I don't know the solution when - for instance - people are bound by an NDA. How can you make those things public. And if you don't get the business coming to the county because you can't sign an NDA, how do you proceed? Do you hire a proxy to negotiate for you and require that you know nothing about the negotiations to avoid running afoul of transparency laws? Kind of like a blind trust? I think those are structural issues you need to solve, then lobby for law changes to the legislature, and it isn't a simple thing to solve. I would take advantage of the attention you have right now and work on general changes to the laws to make these things work for everyone, including a county trying to attract business.
Brian June 2, 2014 at 08:03 pm
I appreciate the gesture. Hopefully you can publish the material for everyone to see, and I'll readRead More that over. I don't have time to individually sit in on a meeting when I already am tied up with two civic groups. I'm all for transparency, but as a professional working for a business, who has had to sign many NDAs, I don't really feel they could have been any more transparent than they were. Once they made it public, at least from my experience with Bob Ott, they were pretty detailed on everything and I haven't seen too many detail change other than the bond amount going up a little (relatively, still a small amount). I personally don't like the quorum loophole, have seen it used elsewhere, and want to see that sealed up in the state legislature. Now, the challenge I see is that a city like Atlanta can have the mayor and aid negotiate these things in secrecy until it's ready for signing and how does a county compete with that? And if having to be completely public about it in its early stages would scare away most businesses, which it would. How do you make it so you can compete but also not have access to privileged information? Do the council have to hire a proxy to negotiate for the county, like they did, but instead require that people in the position of Lee know nothing about the negotiations to avoid running afoul of transparency laws? Kind of like a blind trust, where they get a thumbs up or down but not much else throughout the negotiation? I think those are structural issues you need to solve, then lobby for law changes to the legislature, and it isn't a simple thing to solve. I would take advantage of the attention you have right now and work on general changes to the laws to make these things work for everyone, including a county trying to attract business.
Pictured with Gov. Nathan Deal, second from right, are CCID Board Members Mason Zimmerman, Malaika Rivers and Tad Leithead.
Brian May 30, 2014 at 05:04 am
Nice.
Brian May 30, 2014 at 05:05 am
Nice. A good timing of both private and public investment in Cumberland is going on right now overRead More the last year and next half of the decade.
Cindy Henry May 30, 2014 at 10:16 am
Did not see and interested to know the begin and completion dates.
Cannabidiol is a marijuana extract that does not make users high. File|Patch
Tim May 29, 2014 at 04:45 pm
Oh, and drinking beer is not against the law. In fact, I believe I'll have one now.....iceRead More cold.....what are you doing Donna, tokin' on a Dubie?
Tim May 29, 2014 at 05:39 pm
I have my own Moral Compass there pardner. I've worked for everything I own. I am not dependent onRead More the Government like most of the sorry Ass to lazy to work worthless pieces of Humanity. Parasites and leeches sucking the blood out of our Economy. And I'm not talking about the ones that are truly disabled, physically or mentally. I'm talking about the freeloaders, the cancers that are destroying this society.
Donna May 29, 2014 at 10:49 pm
Yes, Tim, I have a job. Just ended 14 hours for today and expect at least 3 more by morning. PeopleRead More count on me to help win multimillion dollar contracts every day. It helps keep our economy running. Maybe I mentioned already my high IQ? I'm not having a drink tonight because, quite frankly, I've had too many encounters in my life with heavy drinkers, and just the smell of it makes me ill. The effects of alcohol on people's behavior can also often be so destructive to lives, unlike smoking pot. However, you are free to choose your own poison, unlike non-drinking potheads - to wit, my original post re: civil liberties. I'll leave you to think on it. Maybe something said will turn on a light for you. Judging by your disgusting posts in what should be an adultlike discussion, I don't hold out much hope. Rant over.
Rendering of new Braves stadium in Cobb. Courtesy www.homeofthebraves.com
Richard "the Equalizer" Pellegrino June 1, 2014 at 02:37 pm
This is corruption 101....Brian..follow the money and you will find the owners of those apartmentRead More complexes had insider info, are getting tax rebates, and a whole passel of other corrupt dealings...which, after all, is "the Cobb Way".
Brian June 2, 2014 at 03:17 am
Proof
Brian June 2, 2014 at 03:18 am
Proof is expected for a statement like that.
Courtesy www.homeofthebraves.com
Greengirl May 28, 2014 at 05:47 pm
Doesn't matter. It won't be enough to deal with 30,000 extra cars crammed into the Cobb CloverleafRead More for a 5:00 game. Moving the stadium to Cobb is the worst traffic decision ever made, yet the Braves claim this move was about lessening congestion. smh.
Lone Stranger May 29, 2014 at 03:28 pm
This is a criminal scam and those responsible should do hard jail time. Its a rip off.
Brian June 1, 2014 at 04:06 am
It really needs to open beforehand. There should be ample time to get that done. They just need toRead More get creative.
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Ira May 27, 2014 at 02:53 pm
Fred, you are so far out in left field it is laughable. This is a great deal for Cobb County.
Lone Stranger May 27, 2014 at 05:03 pm
Ira Im glad you came out of the closet as a tax and spend liberal. At least we know who we areRead More dealing with. Well my friend I hope you enjoy the increased taxes. Of course you most likely live in a pay by the week hotel so you dont pay taxes. Its attitudes and ignorance like this that have ruined our country. Thanks Ira.
Ira May 27, 2014 at 08:13 pm
Look in the mirror for ignorance. If you can see this will be a positive happening for Cobb, youRead More are a sad person.
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Octo Slash May 20, 2014 at 08:29 am
God I hope the tea party doesn't dominate the 'demographic'. They're decent, honest, hardworkingRead More and they love their country. They fight for lower taxes, smaller government, and more accountability from their elected public servants. What a gaggle of monsters, that tea party.
Richard "the Equalizer" Pellegrino May 23, 2014 at 11:50 am
The Citizens for Governmental Transparence is the most diverse coalition in the history of Cobb (andRead More perhaps the country) composed of right, left & middle; dem, repub, libertarian, independent; liberal & conservative; black/white/brown--Tea Party & SCLC & Progressive Dems, etc, etc--you name it and we have them).
Richard "the Equalizer" Pellegrino May 23, 2014 at 11:57 am
Victor Matheson, an economics professor at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., hasRead More studied the impacts of mega-events such as the World Cup and Olympics and found them lacking, economically speaking. Matheson: What’s happened over the last 25 years is that economists not associated with the leagues or local chambers of commerce — and I’m one of these — will look at any economic variable we can get our hands on. We try to look at things like GDP, personal income, taxable sales, employment or unemployment, hotel occupancy. We try to see if the presence of mega-events, and whether the presence of new stadiums, of new franchises, actually causes a discernible bump in the amount of economic activity. By and large, these studies find that the economic impact associated with sporting events is either zero or very small, or not discernibly different from zero. As a rule of thumb, an economist like me would say this: Take whatever (economic impact figures) the supporters are telling you, move the decimal point one place to the left, and that’s a pretty good estimate. The economic impact is a fraction of what’s claimed, and if the economic impact is a fraction of what is claimed, then the amount of public subsidy that’s justified putting into facilities like this is probably a fraction of what’s being asked for.
Eighty percent of the total project cost will be covered by federal transit grants, while the remainder ($89,002) would come from the 2011 SPLOST Transportation Improvements Program Fund. Credit: Patch file
Brian May 20, 2014 at 02:09 am
What I can guarantee will happen if you vote down the SPLOST is that your property tax mill rateRead More will go up. The reason is because 30% of the SPLOST money is used for general maintenance so that Cobb can woo people with lower property taxes. I think that's relatively smart, because much of the sales tax that goes into the SPLOST comes from people from outside the county shopping in Cobb. I would like to see someday 0% of SPLOST used for general maintenance, but obviously we have to increase our property tax digest first, through INVESTMENT.
Brian May 20, 2014 at 02:10 am
What I can guarantee will happen if you vote down the SPLOST is that your property tax mill rateRead More will go up. The reason is because 30% of the SPLOST money is used for general maintenance so that Cobb can woo people with lower property taxes. I think that's relatively smart, because much of the sales tax that goes into the SPLOST comes from people from outside the county shopping in Cobb. I would like to see someday 0% of SPLOST used for general maintenance, so that more than 70% of it is used for investment. However, obviously we have to increase our property tax digest first so we can get that 30% of maintenance into the general fund. The way to increase our tax digest is through INVESTMENT.
Chris P. May 20, 2014 at 06:14 am
Come here back with a link to the 2011 project list that shows the Braves shuttle or I think you areRead More making it up as you go along. The stadium wasn't even on anyone's radar until November of 2013.
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Lone Stranger May 14, 2014 at 01:43 pm
Have you ever noticed that the more these people meet the worse our lives get, the more our taxesRead More increase, the more their wallets fatten, the more we struggle to survive, the more these people gorge themselves?
A new SPLOST, which Cobb Chairman Tim Lee has said he would like have county residents vote to approve in November, would pay for about $100 million of the $494 million cost for the bus-rapid transit system. Credit: Patch file
Brian May 12, 2014 at 05:34 pm
This is long overdue, economically. Cobb is being left behind by areas along the N-S MARTA line.Read More Cumberland, especially, needs rail to compete. A main trunk would also make our bus system more viable. If we get our part handled, the state really needs to commit to connecting Cumberland's BRT to the Arts Center or Perimeter Center.
Brian May 12, 2014 at 05:35 pm
This is long overdue, economically. Cobb is being left behind by areas along the N-S MARTA line. InRead More standard Cobb fashion, this is an appropriate thing with perfect timing. Cumberland, especially, needs rail to compete. A main trunk would also make our bus system more viable. If we get our part handled, the state really needs to commit to connecting Cumberland's BRT to the Arts Center or Perimeter Center.
Brian May 12, 2014 at 05:36 pm
This is long overdue, economically. Cobb is being left behind by areas along the N-S MARTA line. InRead More standard Cobb fashion, this is an appropriate thing with perfect timing. Cumberland, especially, needs rail to compete. But a trunk down Cobb Pkwy would also help revitalize the corridor and bring in much more tax revenue. A main trunk would also make our bus system more viable. If we get our part handled, the state really needs to commit to connecting Cumberland's BRT to the Arts Center or Perimeter Center.
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