@BB: What were the projected rate increases for your insurance plan if the ACA hadn't been implemented? For all you know, there could have been 30% increases in store for you.
JMO, but there's been way too much "MY ANECDOTE PROVES OBAMACARE BAD!" swimming around in the news lately. And to a lesser extent, some "my anecdote proves it works!" stuff. It's just way too early in the process to know, way too many counterfactuals ("I know if ACA weren't happening that insurance would be SO much better right now..."). Can we wait for more than five minutes before forming firm conclusions?
Many thanks for the update. What I've heard from various folks involved is that it makes a huge difference if citizens write Mayor Reed, their city council person, and Watershed Management (Macrina) asking for the parkspace to be reopened. It's currently on the radar more or less, but it will become a more pressing priority if city officials feel the interest and pressure of citizens.
And guess what? There happens to be an election of many of these very people next week. So write these folks now, while they're more open than usual to thoughts and concerns from voters.
VERY good news. Let's hope the Waterworks Park around Howell Mill and 17th street is next in line. These are both obvious, budget-conscious ways to add more park space to the city.
@ModestProposal: Couldn't agree more about the Waterworks Park. It's by far the most cost effective solution to add more park space in the city since it's *already* park space. According to those-in-the-know, this can happen if citizens (especially Atlanta voters) put increasing pressure on Reed, City Council, and Watershed Management to open up the space. If every person who reads this post today could call and/or write Reed and their Councilperson, it would make a significant difference--especially since it's an election year.
More info and updates on this website (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Atlanta-Wat…) or twitter feed (https://twitter.com/WaterworksPark)
Infrastructure improvements and sidewalk repairs, please. Pretty please?
I'm one of Ivory Young's constituents, and I haven't been able to get him to respond to an email in over two years. So I'll definitely be giving any folks running for this position a fair hearing.
I'm really liking that 10th-street line from West Midtown to Midtown.
Is there seriously no way possible to create an Atlanta-specific T-SPLOST-style vote? I'm pretty sure city residents would pass a transit tax for this stuff.
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