Pass the kool-aid
Thursday night I attended the first public hearing for the streetcar downtown. I was pleasantly surprised, a lot of people showed up, and the overwhelming majority were in favor of the streetcar. Today I can only remember one person who came out in total opposition, mainly people had some concerns about the perfect execution, and I have faith in the team. Or, well, one of them.
I’ve seen some opposition in other forums, mainly on Facebook and in the local media. I’ve actually read or heard people making the comment that they’re not going to “drink the kool-aid,” whatever that means. I’ve heard it a couple of times now, though. If drinking the kool-aid means being excited about the first new transit infrastructure in Atlanta, bring it. If it means being excited about showing Atlanta and the suburbs what a modern day streetcar is, I’ll take two cups, please. And if it means seeing the beginning of world class transit in our city, I’ll chug that kool-aid, thank you.
Tonight, Monday, is the second hearing for the streetcar at 5:00 at the Auburn Ave Research Library, 101 Auburn Ave NE. There will be a brief presentation, a period for questions, and comments will be taken last, starting around 6:00. Showing up and being heard makes a difference, so get to that meeting tonight!
Can we have the fruit punch flavor?