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ARC Bylaws to be Changed: Make Your Voice Heard

What:      Atlanta Regional Commission is updating their governing bylaws When:     Wednesday, August 27, 2014 , 1:00 PM Where:    Loudermilk Center,  40 Courtland Street, NE, Level C , Atlanta, GA CRITICAL BYLAWS ISSUES Bylaws don’t provide term limits for appointed members. Some citizen members have served for 15 years. Past and current ARC Chairmen are appointed


Cobb Chairman Blocks Public Comment on Lobbyist Contract

By Field Searcy Last Tuesday night, the Cobb Board of Commissioners approved a contract for $168,000 to the local firm Garrett McNatt Hennessey & Carpenter to lobby for federal government grants and influence at the state capitol.  Moments earlier the BOC had closed out public comment on any topic after hearing 12 supporters shower praise,


Tax bill offers flexibility

By Kyle Wingfield, AJC, February 16, 2014 Everyone seems to agree we need more transportation infrastructure. Most people acknowledge that will cost money. No one wants to raise taxes. Passing off new “revenue” as something other than a tax is old hat for our legislators. But there is one case in which they could pass


Will commuter rail help?

4:00 pm February 10, 2014, by tsabulis Moderated by Tom Sabulis With another winter storm forecast for metro Atlanta today, we present alternate views on what a commuter rail network could do for the region, and whether the state should find the money — and consensus — to implement one. Commenting is open. Commuter rail

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