The day's top headlines for Friday, July 8, 2011
Buckhead Projects Included in Transportation List. Several East Atlanta Proposals Make Second Round of Transportation Project Cuts. A Letter from APS Superintendent Davis. View from a Cop: The Casey Anthony Verdict. Eddie's Attic Makes National List. Why is the Birth of Sumatran Tiger Cubs at Zoo Atlanta So Important?
Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd and DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis talk to thousands about next year's transportation vote.
An extra penny sales tax will spell the difference between more and quicker ways to get around metro Atlanta and continuing gridlock and congestion, according to DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis and Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd. And they're depending on DeKalb residents to go to the polls next July to approve a new sales tax for transportation improvements. The two are DeKalb's representates on a 10-county Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable, and on Wednesday, they held town hall meeting that reached more than 26,000 county residents. Instead of asking residents to come to a meeting, the officials brought the meeting to the people. A Colorado-based company dialed more than 152,000 DeKalb households at random, inviting whoever answered the …