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Today, a HB 264 free post!

February 19, 2013

Happy Tuesday reader types! Here’s some privatization-free news!

The suburbs are experiencing a greater increase in poverty than the inner core of Atlanta.

The Georgia Tea Party is supporting HB 153 which allows for split-penny SPLOSTs. Are they hypocrites, or have they just learned to be practical?

A Marietta woman is dead after being hit by three cars trying to cross North Marietta Parkway Saturday night. Two of the drivers remain unidentified. Good news, though, as the original driver who struck her wasn’t hurt, the MDJ reports. Does that outrage anyone else?

Atlanta prepares for the future as it builds its first modern streetcar. Except now the Atlanta Streetcar is slated to begin laying tracks next month, instead of this week, as earlier reported via their Facebook page.

Chattanooga is out pacing us on being a livable city. Did you know, they even have a bike share now, as does Charlotte? Our city’s leadership is justified in worrying that we are falling behind our sister cities.

Those HOT Lanes are apparently working out so well, they are going to extend them out to Hall County.

And in the cute news:

Bunnies have joined the war against cars.

A cat causes a destructive derailment.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. dedwards8 permalink
    February 19, 2013 2:57 pm

    Nice roundup. I am originally from “near” Chattanooga. When I was in high school my friends and I went there almost every weekend to goof off. But we didn’t go downtown. We went to the mall that is several miles outside of town. 10-15 years ago downtown Chattanooga wasn’t much to talk about. Now it’s one of the nicest cities in the southeast, and I visit every chance I get. It gives me hope that Atlanta can make similar strides if we could only get our act together.

    Economically, Atlanta has a lot of advantages over Chattanooga (more recognized universities, more interstate connections within the region, a ridiculous airport etc. etc.). For this reason, I am not worried about Chattanooga or Charlotte passing us economically. However, I don’t want to live in a place because it is economically efficient. I want to live in a place because I enjoy the city. Why can’t we have both a strong economy and a nice place to live? It’s a false dichotomy and Chattanooga is evidence of this. Over the past decade or so they have improved livability and their economy simultaneously. It’s something that Atlanta should learn from, and hopefully we have the right mix of people in this city to make some positive changes going forward.

    • February 19, 2013 4:01 pm

      Thanks, Derrick. I’m afraid people are getting overwhelmed by the daily posts. What do you think?

      • dedwards8 permalink
        February 19, 2013 4:06 pm

        It’s a lot for one person to take on. I’d be happy if I could manage 1 post per week.

      • February 19, 2013 5:16 pm

        It does take a lot of work, I’ll say that much.

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