How about we get 911 fixed first? That is 30 year old technology that every other major municipality has few problems with handling- yet in Atlanta calling 911 and getting anyone on the line is a crap shoot at best. Start simple then work outward from there...just sayin.
A great blog post about riding the beltline by bike and seeing the potential that it has to transform our fair city- got to have transportation. If we dont do it now, then when?
It is totally true- I was told the story and researched it myself. I found the settlement online where the city paid the girls family a sum of money for her injuries and medical care. There is a little of the story here: http://www.resurgensfoundation.com/success…
"The existing park was closed in January 1999 after a child received burns to her hands and arms while playing on a slide. To prevent future hazardous waste incidents from occurring, the City of Atlanta completely excavated the park site and clean fill material was brought in leaving the park barren due to the lack of funding resources needed to rebuild the park."
God damn this pisses me off to no end- I wrote a nice blog article about this park just a month ago http://teameddie.wordpress.com/ and have been there several times with my kids- we rode our bikes there.
People should remember that before the beltline this park was an illegal landfill that the city put a playground on top of. A little girl spontaneously combusted after a static charge from the slide ignited methane gas leaking from the garbage beneath the surface. This has been corrected as part of the renovation.
I like Gov. Deals suggestion primarily because it is just that: a suggestion. It is not a law. It is not a program. It is just a suggestion. The less government says "We aught to fix this" the better.
The plain and simple truth of the matter is that this "problem" will be resolved by farmers paying a higher wage- or it wont. In either case consumer purchasers of these agricultural products will end up paying higher prices at the grocery store.
Consider joining the "Recall the Atlanta School Board" community page on facebook. Let your voice be heard.
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