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Re: “Reed: 'I think I have another election in me'

My post was intended for B Broch. Sorry about the misspelling Mr. Broch.

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Posted by sfranklin on 07/15/2015 at 12:08 PM

Re: “Reed: 'I think I have another election in me'

@BBroach. Why in the world do you think you know what I might have been planning for my career? Nothing qualifies you to have an opinion as we have never had a conversation nor are you privy to my aspirations, dreams or opportunities. As one who stays out of other people's business and certainly their family business I am offended by your insane comments about me and my family. Stop the madness! Be quiet on topics for which you have no information. I have never been one to attack you, your family or friends and I won't start now, though your comments on this blog make me reconsider my standard of behavior.
You wish you had the ability to serve in high political office.
You dream of influencing opinion.
You salivate at the possibility anyone would vote for you for any position.
Grow up! Make substantive points or be quiet! Or expect me to speak up every time you step over the line of respectable behavior.

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Posted by sfranklin on 07/15/2015 at 11:53 AM

Re: “Shirley snaps back at cop union head

Wow! I came across this today after reading another article. Time flies. I look so much younger then than now. Thank goodness my skin is thicker too.

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Posted by sfranklin on 05/28/2015 at 11:04 PM

Re: “Maynard Jackson's family to produce documentary about his life

It is exciting that the family will produce this documentary. It is long overdue. Cheers!

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Posted by sfranklin on 01/26/2015 at 5:13 AM

Re: “Reed, Mitchell joust over APS-Beltline debt dispute

Check the facts. Crime has been trending down for years. The prior Council had the courage to raise rates to repair water and sewer system making economic development projects touted possible now. No sewer improvements would have meant no new development. Check the facts. The Council also raised property taxes not once but twice to create the revenue needed to expand the police force, build the much needed police and fire headquarters and raise wages for woefully poorly paid employees. The same Council approved the Beltline plan and funding and the parks improvement, affordable housing and homeless opportunity funds, while managing to keep the city out of bankruptcy during the worse recession in 70 years.

There is a saying every dog has his day. In this case, no matter how much any current mayor or Council does or says they do, they build on the foundation of prior Councils and mayors. Atlanta government has benefitted from those who served on Council during the 2000's and decades long before the 2009 election.

It is never a good sign when leaders dump on their predecessors to gain status or position. Allen didn't do it. Neither did Massell, Jackson, Young, Campbell or I. Atlanta has a glorious history of progress. The city isn't perfect but it gets better with each generation. Let's keep the positive energy flowing.

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Posted by sfranklin on 01/07/2015 at 7:00 PM

Re: “Atlanta officials eye raising court and jail fees

Thanks for the NPR link. It is a good article.

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Posted by sfranklin on 12/30/2014 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Why aren't as many college graduates coming to metro Atlanta anymore?

Thank Ryan Gravel, Cathy Woolard, Terri Montague, Ray Weeks, Cal Darden, Tina Arbes, Greg Giornelli for planning and launching the Atlanta Beltline, David Edwards and imaginative developers for Ponce City Market, Egbert Perry, Noel Kahil, Renee Glover and a courageous AHA Board and Hattie Dorsey and ANDP for their leadership in creating healthy new mixed income housing options..... All these and many more people have influenced the trend for increased growth of the city's population, especially younger people.

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Posted by sfranklin on 10/22/2014 at 8:42 PM

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