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Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Wanted: Ideas for how Atlanta should potentially spend $250 million to upgrade roads, bridges, and sidewalks

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In March 2015, Atlantans will get to cast ballots on whether the city should take on up to $250 million in bonds to make a dent in its nearly $1 billion infrastructure backlog.

City Hall has started gearing up for that referendum by looking at potential projects and identifying savings in the city's budget. Now residents will have a chance to chime in on what roads, bridges, and sidewalks they'd like to see improved.

Atlanta officials have scheduled a series of public meetings where residents can make suggestions about what projects should be included in the bond package. We've posted a full list of the meetings, which are each scheduled to run between 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., after the jump:

June 25
Atlanta Metropolitan State College
1630 Metropolitan Parkway, SW
Atlanta, GA 30310

June 26
Peachtree Hills Recreation Center
308 Peachtree Hills Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305

June 30
Adamsville Recreation Center
3201 Martin L. King, Jr., SW
Atlanta, GA 30311

July 1
John C. Birdine Recreation Center
215 Lakewood Way, SW,
Atlanta, GA 30315

July 8
Atlanta City Hall Auditorium (Old Council Chambers)
68 Mitchell Street, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303

July 15
Drew Charter School
301 East Lake Boulevard, SE
Atlanta, GA 30317

July 16
Meals on Wheels Northside Activity Center
1705 Commerce Drive, NW
Atlanta, GA 30318

Got a project in mind? Feel free to post what you want the city to fix in the comments below.

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