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Re: “Woodruff Park chess court shut down 'until further notice'

Lol. Yeah, that's it.
You should post more often.

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Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 06/25/2016 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Woodruff Park chess court shut down 'until further notice'

"Stop the racial profiling, suspect dude."

you mad because you look exactly like this idiot?

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Posted by This Dude Looks Suspect, Too on 06/25/2016 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Beep Beep Gallery to close shop at the end of the year

As an artist I was pissed when you wouldn't accept my work. I saw some good work at your gallery and I also saw some shit. But you gave them a chance. I didn't get that opportunity from you guys. Bitter...hell yeah! Pissed....still. Did I quit....fuck no! But you gave a lot of artist a voice and that you should me commended. As for me....fuck you. Glad your closed. Peace.

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Posted by Kenneth Hargrave on 06/25/2016 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Beltline light rail, Krog Street MARTA station, and express bus routes make city's transit tax wishlist

What does Mike Dobbins say? Seriously, rather than amateurs making it up and pols offering something for everyone with zero intention of delivering anything to anyone, let's hear from the independent expert at Tech.

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Posted by cityzen on 06/25/2016 at 2:01 PM

Re: “Beltline light rail, Krog Street MARTA station, and express bus routes make city's transit tax wishlist

@cqholt totally with you if we're talking 100 million bucks. jurban8 is right on the money in my opinion- it seems like they could make these things a lot simpler.

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Posted by DouglasCox on 06/25/2016 at 1:13 PM

Re: “Woodruff Park chess court shut down 'until further notice'

Uh... They just go to the opposite side of the park where the tables and chairs are so no one can eat lunch there anymore.

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Posted by Heidi Kirsch on 06/25/2016 at 12:17 AM

Re: “It's all about The Simple Things...

Very good works featured at this show tonight. Well worth the time to visit! All of the featured artists are talented, but Karen Appleton's oil paintings are amazing!

Posted by mkbama on 06/24/2016 at 11:09 PM

Re: “Woodruff Park chess court shut down 'until further notice'

I wish I could go play chess all day.

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Posted by The Truth on 06/24/2016 at 10:25 PM

Re: “Woodruff Park chess court shut down 'until further notice'

I walk by Woodruff park at three to four days a week. I honestly have not noticed any undesirable behavior or activity. It does seem to be a favorite resting place for people who seem tired, hungry, possibly homeless, but, generally, they are just sitting watching people go by. They are not bothering anyone.

It seems so odd that chess is deemed an excessively high risk behavior. I don't think I can concur without more information.

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Posted by Lunaville on 06/24/2016 at 9:56 PM

Re: “First Slice 6/24/16: Sandy Springs hates Cobb's "nightmare" Braves traffic plan

Voxpopuli,

Thank you for the clarification. I appreciate the information.

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Posted by Lunaville on 06/24/2016 at 9:50 PM

Re: “Beltline light rail, Krog Street MARTA station, and express bus routes make city's transit tax wishlist

CQHolt,

Do you feel your work had a positive effect? Is Atlantateer correct about federal funding?

I would think your request would have to be in before the federal government could give it a yea or nay. I'd also think the federal government would have some relatively neutral criteria for choosing projects. If so, I hope the final choices are very well explained so that no one feels unnecessarily slighted. If not, I hope neutral criteria can be developed, based on the quickest, most efficient, least expensive ways to serve the largest numbers of people. I really think that the more people who have real access to public transit, the stronger support will be for more public transit.

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Posted by Lunaville on 06/24/2016 at 9:47 PM

Re: “Woodruff Park chess court shut down 'until further notice'

It sucks that Woodruff Park is closing down the chess tables in order to cut back on the "wrong element," but I can somewhat understand why. My hope is that as GSU encircles the park and more developments, like the new Walgreens at the Olympia building, come to be so that there will be more "eyes on the street" who can monitor the park and make sure it's a safe space. Parks are only dangerous when they are neglected and lack responsible citizens who can keep a watchful eye. What's a shame, particularly as a GSU alumnus, is that Woodruff Park gives downtown such a bad name. Many suburban folks use it as a example of urban decay when it should be community resource that improves the area.

It seems like the issue comes back to gangs and the homeless. As a city, and a region, Atlanta has to do better about both of these issues. We need more shelters for the homeless and better programs to integrate them into mainstream society. As for gangs, I'm not sure what the solution is, but I would hope that the recent E-SPLOST is using funds towards diversionary programs.

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Posted by Aristippus on 06/24/2016 at 8:03 PM

Re: “Beltline light rail, Krog Street MARTA station, and express bus routes make city's transit tax wishlist

@ Atlanteer
A large percentage of the "shovel-ready" projects from President Obama's first term promises have yet to be underway. That term began 7.5 years ago and ended 3.5 years ago. Speed is a relative term when the Federal Government is involved. Don't hold your breath.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 06/24/2016 at 7:20 PM

Re: “Beltline light rail, Krog Street MARTA station, and express bus routes make city's transit tax wishlist

The decision on which projects get built -- and which projects get built first -- is largely dependent on the Federal Government. The projects on the list that are the most ready for funding will get priority -- largely because Mayor Reed wants as much credit for this as he can get as soon as he can get it. It also makes economic sense to build projects who's engineering and design has already been paid for and completed, or near completed.

https://www.transit.dot.gov/sites/fta.dot.…

https://www.transit.dot.gov/sites/fta.dot.…

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Posted by Atlantateer on 06/24/2016 at 6:11 PM

Re: “Woodruff Park chess court shut down 'until further notice'

Stop the racial profiling, suspect dude.

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Posted by wesleywhatwhat on 06/24/2016 at 5:52 PM

Re: “Woodruff Park chess court shut down 'until further notice'

@ Brenda Couch Feltner
Given the APD's longtime failures, it may be the undesirable activity.

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Posted by Burroughston Broch on 06/24/2016 at 5:01 PM

Re: “First Slice 6/24/16: Sandy Springs hates Cobb's "nightmare" Braves traffic plan

@Lunaville
You're correct Sandy Springs is in Fulton county, and they even contribute to MARTA (though they do have private-public partnerships for other services).
Essentially they got screwed by Cobb county.
Not sure what recourse they have; maybe tie it up with DOT and EPA related issues?

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Posted by Voxpopuli on 06/24/2016 at 4:47 PM
Posted by Voxpopouli on 06/24/2016 at 4:44 PM

Re: “U.S. Rep. John Lewis, House Democrats stage sit-in over Congressional inaction on gun violence

Polls, schmolls...there is only one poll that matters and that's the election and Americans continue to elect politicians who support the second amendment.

There are way more polls that exist to sway public opinion than there are polls that exist to measure public opinion.

Posted by oydave on 06/24/2016 at 4:41 PM

Re: “Beltline light rail, Krog Street MARTA station, and express bus routes make city's transit tax wishlist

@Lunaville Kirkwood did exactly that for the proposed TSPLSOT project list. We had a written list of all the projects within the borders and then a written feedback collected via a small sub-committee and presented it to the representative at a meeting. We then had a call phone with the lead project manager going over the project list.

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Posted by cqholt on 06/24/2016 at 4:33 PM

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