Would You Like To Write An Op-Ed Piece on the Transportation Referendum?

Patch wants to know what you think about the upcoming vote on regional transportation funding.

There's a lot riding on the but opinions on the referendum are sharply divided.

Critics say the spending priorities are wrong, and that the new tax wouldn't generate enough money. Even the Sierra Club is urging people to vote no.

Advocates say the new tax is the only way to stop traffic from strangling Atlanta. and DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis are urging people to vote yes.

The decision rests in the hands of the voters. That's why Decatur Patch wants to know what you, the readers, think about the referendum.

Are you voting yes or no? Why? Are you encouraging people to vote one way or the other? Patch wants to hear what you have to say.

If you're interested and would like to write an opinion piece, contact Patch editor Ralph Ellis at ralph.ellis@patch.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

Nick June 11, 2012 at 02:12 PM
Voting straight-up no...I see the plan as doing very little to address congestion along and outside the perimeter.
Mic June 15, 2012 at 06:26 PM
No and I am encouraging everyone I know to vote NO. This incompetent government gets enough of my money.
David Hudson June 15, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Margaret June 18, 2012 at 03:01 PM
I'm voting yes. This is a pragmatic plan with a diverse project list. As a North Decatur resident, I'm enthusiastic about having increased public transport options with the Clifton Corridor piece. The metro area's transportation problems must be addressed now.
Ms. June 18, 2012 at 07:33 PM
Of course city and county leaders are urging everyone to vote yes. The AJC ran a story yesterday that said a billion of that money is for general use that they can spend any way they like. Pet-projects and no accountability for billions. Dekalb can just use their absurdly inflated assessments to build the urgently needed soapbox derby track. Cobb can get the $4 million for their airport tower (included in SPLOST) from their own taxpayers by pulling the same taxes scam on their own citizens next year.


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