Four local leaders will gather Wednesday night to discuss and answer questions about an upcoming referendum that will have long-lasting implications for metro Atlanta.
A town hall meeting on will be held at Glenn Memorial Church, 1660 North Decatur Road NE, Atlanta, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 25.
Among the speakers: Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd, DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, MARTA CEO & General Manager Beverly Scott and Mike Alexander, chief of the Atlanta Regional Commission's research division.
If the July 31 referendum passes, residents in a 10-county region would pay a 1-cent tax to fund massive transportation improvements. Planner hope the projects would loosen the gridlock that is one of Atlanta's big negatives.
Locally, passage would mean probable construction of the $1.6 billion . The line would run from the Lindbergh Center to the Avondale Marta station, with stops at the CDC and Emory.