'Wireside Chat' On Wednesday

Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd and DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis will talk about the transportation referendum on the phone.

In a few days, Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd and DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis will discuss   in a modernized version of President Franklin Roosevelt's "fireside chats."

The local leaders will be on the phone at 7:30 p.m. June 13 for a "wireside chat" -- a play on FDR's national radio broadcasts during World War II.

To sign up to hear the chat, residents should go to www.metroatlantatransportationreferendum.com/wireside.

If you're interesed, you should sign up right away. People who register will receive an email reminder and background documents several days before the wireside chat.

On June 13, they will receive a call on the number they provided. After a brief overview of the referendum, they can ask questions.

and have devoted hours to it. The referendum will be held July 31.

They both served on the roundtable that narrowed down a list of projects that would be funded by the referendum, if it passes. Only a few weeks ago they appeared on .

Leaders from the nine other counties in the 10-county region will also take part in wireside chats in June.

What do you think of the PR campaign on the transportation referendum? Is it too much? Has it changed your position? Tell us in the comments box below.

bulldogger June 11, 2012 at 12:16 PM
They can have all the "fireside chats" they want to but, my vote will still be......NONONONONONONONONO. Next thing you know, Mr. Floyd will want to put another MARTA Station in Decatur. In a "recession" (denying we're in one won't make it go away) the last thing we need to do is "raise taxes". Folks, remember, once instituted, this "Ten Year" Tax will never, ever go away.
Julie June 11, 2012 at 05:01 PM
To the contrary, the one penny regional transportation sales tax, if approved, is required by law (Transportation Investment Act of 2010), to sunset in 10 years. It could end sooner if the amount estimated by the state economist to be raised by a 10-year penny sales tax in the Atlanta region is met before the 10 years is up. This is the law. Please visit www.metroatlantatransportationvote.com for more information.


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