Amen. As a fellow Millenial, I am in complete agreement with you, Saba. If Atlanta doesn't wise up and start investing in its future, its going to lose many of us who care about living in a vibrant, easily-navigable city (as opposed to sprawling suburbs) to places like DC, Chicago, and New York which have gotten it right.
Fantastic news - about time!
This is a no-brainer. Any amount of transit is good for our city. Do you really expect the bill to not include funds for road-improvements and expansions??? This is still a car-centric city, but this is our chance to begin to change that. Voting "no" is shooting yourself in the foot because not only does it deny us the gift of increased mass transit, but it also denies us much-needed road improvements that would ALSO help to alleviate traffic flow. To everyone who is being extremely nit-picky about every single project - no one is going to love every single aspect of a bill this expansive! We're not going to have another chance like this anytime soon - it's so much better than what we have now.
And, to the post regarding the Mayor's lack of a stance on same-sex marriage - I agree, it's upsetting. However, voting against this bill for that reason doesn't hurt the Mayor - ultimately, it hurts you and your neighbors and your city.
Ditto to the first comment. The continued viability of our city depends on the passage of this act - not just to keep current residents and businesses interested in staying here, but also to create jobs in a state that has one of the highest unemployment rates in the country. Anyone who opposes this bill is against reversing the awful sprawl of the last 30 years.
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