My understanding of the charter was that Supreme Court case just said the General Assembly would have to approve a referendum as part of an election. The city charter hasn't changed, so could the petition still not be filed and force the legislature to make a decision? Then, if they said no, they'd be outed as the corporatists they are, or if they allowed it, the city would have to go forward with it and this thing would be crushed. It's a win-win.
Onward Petition! Right? No? Damn...(because I'm sure it's not that easy, but I want a well-informed Creative Loafer to tell me why not)
I'm with Tammy:
If the Beltline already owns the property, d-o-n-t d-o a-n-y-t-h-i-n-g. Just put some signs up and if you must, a sidewalk.
Save whatever money they have for acquiring property. Once the whole ring is bought up, then they can focus on making it fancy.
Who is Adam Ant?
@Mark - There is no got dang way the Repubs in the legislature are going to come out with a project list that has more transit in it. There's just no way. 45% is pretty dang good as far I'm concerned. Let's do this, get it going, and then show folks that it's working and we can do more.
@Chuckie- Why does it create more problems? Its at least the first attempt in a long time by Atl to invest in transit. To think that the conservative, GOP state legislature is going to go back to the drawing board and decide to put in additional transit for a different bill is a pipe dream (except pipe dream is an understatement).
Unbelievably boneheaded move by Sierra Club
Boondocks: "Smoking Wif Cigarettes"
"Cause it's fun, it's fun to do bad things"
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