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Re: “'Scalawag' launches in Atlanta

You kids and your hippity hop.

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Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 07/21/2016 at 10:08 PM

Re: “First Slice 7/21/16: Atlanta's Central Library saved, $55 million in renovations next

The Central Public Library will become the latest govermental money pit. Government will spend $55million of taxpayer's money ($200 per square foot) now and in a few years they will sell it for a huge loss, just like Underground and the Civic Center.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 07/21/2016 at 8:17 PM

Re: “Residents, preservationists facepalm over Engineer's Bookstore demolition plan

"I see nothing historic about this 80 year old building."

What exactly do you think historic means? Hint - it doesn't necessarily mean famous.

Webster's:

Full Definition of historic
a : famous or important in history
b : having great and lasting importance
c : known or established in the past
d : dating from or preserved from a past time or culture

An 80 year old building of local significance to the community is, in fact, historic.

Honestly, some of your comments need some more thought before posting.

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Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 07/21/2016 at 7:49 PM

Re: “'Game of Thrones' recap: 'Mother's Mercy'

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Posted by Curtis Brown on 07/21/2016 at 6:57 PM

Re: “Residents, preservationists facepalm over Engineer's Bookstore demolition plan

The parking requirement is archaic and shortsighted
1) Eliminate the parking requirements for all buildings built prior to 1965 (grandfather them in)
2) Increase the tax in surface parking lots.

Voila, you've increased urban density and benefited the city.

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Posted by Voxpopuli on 07/21/2016 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Atlanta's proposed TSPLOST projects, now in map form

thanks jsvh for the links. It isn't sexy but would be good for the city to let folks know how their credit card is being used. Looks like it will take some time before I see any re-timing in my neighborhood. Any reviews from locals near the lights that *have* been re-timed? Good? Bad? Inconsequential?

Posted by Christopher Connelly on 07/21/2016 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Residents, preservationists facepalm over Engineer's Bookstore demolition plan

I fell in love with this building this first time I saw it when I began attending grad school at tech four years ago. It's hard to believe that anyone would consider tearing down this beautiful building.

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Posted by Charlie Mingus on 07/21/2016 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Residents, preservationists facepalm over Engineer's Bookstore demolition plan

When I attended Tech in the 1960's, the Engineer's Bookstore was on North Avenue, across from the Cherry Street corner.
I see nothing historic about this 80 year old building.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 07/21/2016 at 5:11 PM

Re: “Residents, preservationists facepalm over Engineer's Bookstore demolition plan

Thanks, kqvic. I thought I made that tweak before publishing.

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Posted by Thomas Wheatley on 07/21/2016 at 4:35 PM

Re: “Residents, preservationists facepalm over Engineer's Bookstore demolition plan

"The city, it should be noted, is unaware of this kind of critique."

I believe the word "not" may have previously occupied the spot in front of "aware" in the above sentence.

If you are in need of a copy editor, I would be interested in an interview.

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Posted by kqvic on 07/21/2016 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Residents, preservationists facepalm over Engineer's Bookstore demolition plan

It's OK to be upset with this developer, but it's the fault of our elected officials that this property is zoned for a gas station and that our zoning ordinance is terrible.

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Posted by monterey26 on 07/21/2016 at 3:09 PM

Re: “The high price of development

atlantan109, what you really mean is that gentrification improves schools by bringing in mainly whites from the middle and upper middle classes. And what you really mean by improving safety is by herding people - mostly minorities - into shittier neighborhoods, with underfunded schools, further away from transportation and resources, creating more disenfranchisement, and more opportunities for crime.

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Posted by Mall of Flowers on 07/21/2016 at 1:51 PM

Re: “Republican National Convention: Day 3

Meh. Hard to keep track of the Scott Walkers of the world.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/dona…

Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 07/21/2016 at 1:43 PM

Re: “Republican National Convention: Day 3

Wisconsin governor is Scott Walker

Posted by Ht on 07/21/2016 at 11:34 AM

Re: “Atlanta's proposed TSPLOST projects, now in map form

@Wes
Atlanta will be right up there with these world class cities as far as local sales/use taxes:
Birmingham Alabama 6.0%
Montgomery Alabama 6.0%
Aurora Colorado 5.1%
Baton Rouge Louisiana 5.0%
New Orleans Louisiana 5.0%


@cq
thx

Posted by Voxpopuli on 07/21/2016 at 11:23 AM

Re: “First Slice 7/21/16: Atlanta's Central Library saved, $55 million in renovations next

As far as Hall's reform legislation; repealing quality of life ordinances seems like a mistake given the crime Atlanta faces.

On a related note, what are the BLM members willing to offer in return? Perhaps they can agree to co-operate with police investigations to get murderers off the street? Work within their communities for change from within?

Sorry but this seems more like political pandering than substantive change. (I'd support the first Mayoral candidate that offers something meaningful and bold like vowing no public funds for pro stadiums or decriminalization/low priority enforcement of personal marijuana use.)

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Posted by Voxpopuli on 07/21/2016 at 11:11 AM
Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 07/21/2016 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Atlanta's proposed TSPLOST projects, now in map form

@christopher.connelly.7 You can see the status of those infrastructure bond projects here:
http://renewatlantabond.com/completed-proj…
http://renewatlantabond.com/active-project…

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Posted by jsvh on 07/21/2016 at 10:04 AM

Re: “Atlanta's proposed TSPLOST projects, now in map form

BTW - whatever happened to the *last* referendum that was passed? It included, among other things, re-timing the city's lights. Was any of that work ever completed? Has any of the work voted approved of earlier been adapted/re-configured for THIS go 'round?

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Posted by christopher.connelly.7 on 07/21/2016 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Atlanta's proposed TSPLOST projects, now in map form

Not much discussion about the economic impact of a 9% sales tax in the city of Atlanta compared to the surrounding area.

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Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 07/21/2016 at 9:10 AM

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