Monday, June 18, 2012
Patch wants to know what you think about the upcoming vote on regional transportation funding.
There's a lot riding on the July 31 referendum on regional transportation funding 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. Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd 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…
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Bill Floyd and Burrell Ellis discussed the transportation referendum on a 'wireside chat,' but did it help?
Last night, Decatur mayor Bill Floyd and DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis discussed the details of an upcoming July 31 transportation referendum via an invitation-only 'wireside chat' conference call. If you participated, what did you think about it? Feel free to vote your views in the poll or to add more specific details in the comments.
Monday, June 11, 2012
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 the transportation referendum 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…
Saturday, November 19, 2011
The week's top headlines for Nov. 14-18, 2011
Overall Crime Down In Virginia-Highland, Morningside, Piedmont Heights. Panel Discusses Transportation Sales Tax. Jacobs: City Of Brookhaven Is Opportunity For Locals To 'Control Your Own Space' Decatur Neighborhoods Concerned About Proposed Suburban Plaza Walmart. Round 3 Of CCSD South Cobb Redistricting Begins. Wednesday Morning Apartment Fire In Sandy Springs. Keep Smyrna Beautiful Rakes In More Awards. Archbishop-Emeritus Donoghue Remembered For Humility, Service.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Replay Patch's live coverage of Tuesday's transportation sales tax discussion.
More than 75 people attended a Dunwoody panel discussion on Tuesday on next year's proposed regional transportation sales tax. Patch covered the event live, which you can replay. And visit Patch’s Facebook transportation sales tax page in which we discuss next year's T-SPLOST vote. Also, just because our live coverage of the event is over, you can still join in the discussion in the Comments section of this article.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
The week's top headlines for Oct. 24-28, 2011
Reed Says Occupy Atlanta Got More Radical, Forced His Hand. Protestors Briefly Take Over MLK Site In Old Fourth Ward. Plane Crash Still Under Investigation. Police Arrest, Charge Austell Man In Assault Case. Avondale Estates Hosts Candidate Forum. State Senate Candidates Differ In T-SPLOST Support. Smyrna's Election Season Turns Violent. Police Major: 'I Don't Want People Living In Fear' MARTA Rep: 'We're At The End Of The Beginning.' Safety Tips For Trick Or Treaters.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The day's top headlines for Wednesday, October 26, 2011.
Atlanta Police Clear Woodruff Park, Arrest 53 Occupy Atlanta Protestors. MARTA Rep: 'We're At The End Of The Beginning.' Robbery Suspect Shot By Police. Avondale Estates Candidate Forum. Secret Service Makes Arrests In Counterfeiting Ring. State Senate Candidates Differ In T-SPLOST Support. Sandy Springs City Councilor: Support Transportation Referendum. Adrean: No Plan B For Transportation.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
The top headlines of the week for Sept. 5-9, 2011.
Tech Students Create 9/11 Memorial From 3,000 Flags. South Cobb Businesses Get Inside Look at World Trade Center Memorial. Car Hits Utility Pole After Tropical Storm Lee Drenches Metro Area. Cobb County Sounds Off On T-SPLOST Referendum. Murder-Suicide in East Atlanta Neighborhood. Dunwoody Shooting: Handgun May Have Been Purchased Last Halloween. Bieber Fever Strikes Avondale.