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This saga reminds me of a man with cancer who was given 6 months to live. Instead, he lived 5 more years before the inevitable. People used to comment, "That man's dead but he doesn't know it yet."
The only people who will profit are Jones Lang LaSalle and the lawyers.
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By all means, let's ignore the rotting infrastructure and focus of making the City lovable. Perhaps you can paste a million smiley faces on a failing bridge and delay its failure another year.
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@qcompson And how would bike share help people during a snow storm with ice beneath?
4 days, 1 hour ago on Rent a bike just like a Zipcar: Atlanta to close deal on bike-share program
@haganmasonry As the Premier said to Sherlock Holmes in "The Adventure of the Second Stain", "
"Come, sir," said he. "There is more in this than meets the eye."
The WAC and their attorneys want this matter disposed of quietly behind closed doors so as not to embarrass the powerful, not reveal how shoddy are the WAC operations, and not reveal how poor stewards they are of their patron's donations.
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No wonder ARC accomplishes little of note.
1 week ago on Another ARC meet, another stalemate
Regardless of how you define metro Atlanta, the City of Atlanta's population is significantly less than 10% of the total. The Census Bureau reported the City had 420,000 inhabitants in 2010 while the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area had 6.1 million inhabitants. The City contained 6.9% of the metro population.
At the peak of its population in 1970, the City contained 28% of the metro population.
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Regarding the organization Safe Space, how may lesbians attend Morehouse?
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@TR That's because bike paths are not a real transit solution, but are instead a feel-good impulse by those who wear rose-colored glasses.
Let's wait three years and see how many people use the City of Atlanta's much vaunted bikeshare program, which is still not in operation.
1 week, 1 day ago on Good Growth DeKalb seeks plans with long-term vision instead of a Walmart
"So tell me: do you oppose all corruption? Or just certain groups of people having power?"
Yes, I oppose all corruption. No, I don't oppose just certain groups of people having power.
This post is focused on the City of Atlanta's child the Atlanta Beltline, not Cobb County or the State. Let's stay on focus.
1 week, 4 days ago on Atlanta BeltLine creates, fills job of economic development director
@Guest You're spot on. A 22 February AJC article states that the Beltline missed it's mandated payment to the Atlanta Public Schools for the second year in a row. They did make last year's payment very late, and did not pay the prescribed interest.
I also get a sense that the City's finances are in disarray, and there is a lot of financial sleight of hand going on behind the scenes.
1 week, 5 days ago on Atlanta BeltLine creates, fills job of economic development director
For the City of Atlanta to implement a bike share program, only political planning and public relations planning are necessary. Transportation planning is nowhere near the top of the priority list.
1 week, 6 days ago on Transportation update: GRTA’s acting director, MARTA reorg on hold, Atlanta’s transportation planning
Ms. King's position would not be enhanced by ignoring the judge's orders. Contempt of court can be a serious charge with serious consequences.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Judge orders MLK’s Nobel Prize, Bible moved to ‘neutral’ safe deposit box; not known if Bernice King will comply
Hizzoner decided to dance with the Falcons, and now it's time to pay the piper. This should make for an interesting spring and summer watching political theater.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Falcons can cancel stadium deal Sept. 30 if Atlanta doesn’t provide $200 million, Herndon Homes parking
@JBVick Do as you wish, but count me out. I'm content to let the King children (and they will always be children since they act like children) self-destruct. After all, there are other artifacts to fuel future squabbles.
If items are to be preserved, they should be placed where the King children can never control them
2 weeks, 5 days ago on To our three Kings – Bernice, Dexter, Martin – make peace for all our sakes
@What Matters The purpose is to convert the items into cash to spend or invest.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on King Center CEO Bernice King: My brothers want to sell my father’s Nobel Peace Prize medal and Bible
This tempest in a teapot is all about money and will eventually be settled in the courts. In the interim, it is a source of a good income for lawyers and accountants.
As Socrates is reported to have written, "He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.”
3 weeks ago on To our three Kings – Bernice, Dexter, Martin – make peace for all our sakes
By being willing to pay 8% on the stadium bonds, the City acknowledges these bonds are much more risky than the 2%-6% airport bonds. 8% is a very high rate today, so perhaps these bonds will carry less than an A rating.
It will be interesting to see what investors will pay for these bonds.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Atlanta willing to pay 8 percent interest on Falcons stadium bonds
"Reed said he is looking for an investor to put in $3 billion to $4 billion, nearly double the 2005 estimate of the BeltLine’s development costs."
In other words, Hizzoner is looking beyond Arthur Blank for the next investor to enrich him and his cronies.
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Atlanta BeltLine creates, fills job of economic development director
The King children's willingness to air their dirty linen in public is breathtaking.
4 weeks, 1 day ago on King Center CEO Bernice King: My brothers want to sell my father’s Nobel Peace Prize medal and Bible
The train wreck has already happened and we are just now beginning to hear the noise. Look for the remaining unpopular news to be released in small bits so as to provide minimum discomfort to politicians.
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