Beltline Vote Today

Today, the city council votes on whether or not to create a special tax district for the beltline project. It is thought that such a district could raise nearly $22 million for the Beltline. This is the do or die, make or break, moment for the beltline. Mayor Franklin supports it wholeheartedly and my best guess is that it will pass. Beltline proponents everywhere, including (I think) most people on this blog), will celebrate.

6 Comments so far

  1. kristina (unregistered) on November 7th, 2005 @ 10:31 am

    And yet, even the Mayor and ADA say that the transit piece of the Beltline may not be able to be fully
    funded — ever. It is a big “if” by their estimation. So we will get all the development and the corresponding traffic/congestion, but none of the promised transit. Now, I know being a critic of the Beltline is tantamount to treason, but passing this legislation will not be the panacea it has been marketed as. Well, for developers it will be. So, come on, get outraged at me. But I believe the very positive effects the Beltline could have will be undermined by rushed, thinly written legislation and a serious lack of planning and money for the transit.

  2. Daniel (unregistered) on November 7th, 2005 @ 10:36 am

    Kristina, I accuse you of treason! How dare you shed light on the intricacies and dual-nature of legislation and policy!

  3. Dick C. (unregistered) on November 7th, 2005 @ 12:49 pm

    If the beltline isnt approved.. then the terrorists win.

  4. kristina (unregistered) on November 7th, 2005 @ 1:38 pm

    No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act . . . well, looks like you guys got me.

  5. Tony Mc (unregistered) on November 7th, 2005 @ 4:21 pm

    But the Marta will run near there or no one will be able to fill the minimum wage jobs.

  6. austin locher (unregistered) on January 4th, 2006 @ 5:38 pm

    i think the beltline is great idea.

    it will be light rail a modern streetcar
    i like train . i am big railroad fan

    like the peachtree streetcar .

    i know there will be a 8 mile line from
    buckhead to atlanta.

    for the downtown loop. modern streetcar will be czech made .

    but have nostalgic replicas for the

    second streetcar line.

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