max, i assume you were in nashville accepting your end-of-year bonus from southcomm in person?
is an unmanned spacecraft considered an astronaut?
Is the Whole Truth serious or is that sarcasm? Brilliant post if it sarcasm. Very Jonathan Swift...
@ The Whole Truth
"If some of the money from this tax increase goes to upgrading the area around the stadium, so what? It needs upgrading."
That's the attitude - let the rest of the City rot as long as the area around the Falcon's stadium looks good.
The stadium is getting built. End of story. No need for any more debate.
What the stadium haters don't understand is that this isn't going to be yet another boring stadium. It is going to be a groundbreaking advancement in architecture and the building sciences. There are no other stadiums in the world that can come close to the amazing design of our new stadium. Atlanta is truly blessed and should be honored to have the opportunity to have this design. Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium and the Georgia Dome were both bland pedestrian designs. We should all be thankful that they're gone.
If some of the money from this tax increase goes to upgrading the area around the stadium, so what? It needs upgrading. For too long downtown has dragged down the rest of the city. It's an embarrassment.
We will have a new stadium. We will have Super Bowls. We will have a fun safe downtown that will attract visitors from around the world. The stadium haters are obvious in the source of their real issue. It's not the stadium, it's that a black man is making it happen. They need for blacks to be a permanent underclass that is forever part of the Democrat party. That a black man could make a sound business decision that will have a incredible return on investment doesn't sit well with them. Once blacks find out that they've been repressed by the poverty pimps, they will abandon the Democrats in droves. They need for Atlanta to fail. They need misery. The stadium investment will deliver Atlanta from their attempts to hold on to power.
Mr. Wheatley, you are awesome. Thanks.
well, I mean, there is one, right? Whoever is sitting at the top of the company leasing/managing it.
"Why is everyone so obsessed with the stadium, yet we hear nary a peep about Underground?"
No rich guy to hate.
It's a lot sadder to have protested the space program than to point out that someone did it.
"Welcome to Atlanta, the butthole of the south."
You are welcome to exit it.
The City acknowledges it has a $1billion backlog of needed infrastructure replacements and repairs.
Hizzoner has been sitting on this since he's been in office, and earlier this year he said he might be able to scrape together enough money for a $150-$200million bond issue. That would fix 15%-20% of the existing problem.
Now he's talking about a $250million bond issue and, coincidentally, significant sums are needed for infrastructure for the new Falcon's stadium that's not covered by the hotel/motel tax.
Can you connect the dots?
lol if you think i was posting under another name you're even stupider than i thought
which is impressive knowing that you are already fundamentally damaged
How does the driver who delivers the new bus get home?
Here is a useful link showing how local government infrastructure is funding. GO bonds is the largest source of funding. There is simply no other source for non-revenue producing assets:
Here is another useful link to the City's infrastructure study conducted during the Franklin Administration.
I'm assuming they are taking I-24 East from where they are made to Atlanta?
The Graphics seem very sparse, perhaps they are leaving space for Ads?
"Early this year I saw a Kansas City bus in buckhead. Explain that. You can't."
Yes, I saw it too off Cheshire Bridge. All I could assume is that it was being used as a prop in one of the many film productions we have going on all the time now.
We know it isn't Pascual Perez.....
"Since the project was originally scoped, several things that needed to be done anyway have been added to the budget, including: additional trains, utility upgrades, sidewalk expansion, bicycle lanes, and street repaving...."
In other words, the original project scope was a tissue of lies. These items should have been included in the first draft of the project plan and allocated for in the original budget.
Or did you actually think that building a streetcar line might not require upgrading the sidewalks???
"And no, you are not already paying for infrastructure through your regular tax bills. Atlanta is one of the only cities that does not issue General Obligation bonds on a regular basis to pay for infrastructure upgrades. It is a disgrace, and largely why our bridges, roads, traffic systems, sidewalks and other basic infrastructure is crumbling."
can anyone else verify this? not that i don't believe rogerinatl, but i'd love to hear from some other people that know more about this than i do.
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