Saturday, June 2, 2012
Residents will be able to ask the two politicians questions about the upcoming regional transportation referendum on June 13.
Saturday, June 2, 2012
DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis will join Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd to field calls from county residents Wednesday, June 13 at 7:30pm as part of a Wireside Chat about the July 31 Regional Transportation Referendum. The chat is designed to provide a convenient way for thousands of residents to talk to local officials about the upcoming transportation referendum and address questions about the list of projects. On July 31, residents from the 10-county metropolitan Atlanta area will have the opportunity to vote on the referendum which would fund $8.5 billion in transportation improvements through a regional one percent sales tax. "Mayor Floyd and I look forward to speaking with potentially thousands of our friends and neighbors about the …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
"I'm convinced that we will not get this opportunity again," Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd said about the Clifton Corridor project, which will cross through the North Druid Hills-Briarcliff area.
DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis and Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd were among the participants in a town hall meeting Wednesday night at Emory to discuss the penny sales tax up for vote this summer. Voters in 10 Georgia counties including Fulton and DeKalb will decide in July whether to support regional transportation tax that would help pay for transportation projects around the metro area. Most of the projects would alleviate terrible traffic issues city-wide and bring more transportation options to areas that are lacking useful public transit. "We have the opportunity to do something about it," Ellis said about traffic in metro Atlanta. "It impacts us in so many ways." The Clifton Corridor project – a 10-stop light rail line that would …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
A panel of local officials will discuss how the July 31 vote on the 1 percent regional sales tax for transportation projects will affect you.
Want to hear more local officials on how the regional July regional transportation referendum could affect you? You'll want to head to Emory University on Wednesday, April 25 then. They're hosting a discussion with a panel of local politicos regarding MARTA's $1.6 billion Clifton Corridor plan (formally adotped last week) and Atlanta's transportation future. Among the speakers: DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd, MARTA CEO & General Manager Beverly Scott and Mike Alexander, chief of the Atlanta Regional Commission's research division. The discussion will be held at Glenn Memorial Church, 1660 North Decatur Rd. NE, Atlanta, from 6:30pm - 8pm. The referendum for a 1 percent regional sales tax for transportation will be…
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
"We want control of all the commercial areas," Mayor Bill Floyd said.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
We're interested in hearing from you guys about whether Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd's suggestion that the city annex the shopping center to influence development there is a good idea. Expression is just a mouse click away.
Last week, Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd got up, and during his State of the City address, said a bunch of things that were probably very important to the city of Decatur. We're interested in some of that, but what interests North Druid Hills-Briarcliff Patch most is what he said about Suburban Plaza. Specifically, that he wants his city to annex it so he can influence how the area is developed. (He also said he wanted to annex the commercial property at the corners of North Decatur and Clairmont roads, but that's obviously secondary to our Big Fat Ol' Walmart Story.) He's clearly not a big fan of Walmart. Or developers like Selig Enterprises. He said so. It remains unclear what effect (if any) annexation would have on Selig's plans to build a …
Sunday, April 1, 2012
In his state of the city speech, Mayor Bill Floyd said Decatur should annex Suburban Plaza and commercial space at the intersection of Clairmont and North Decatur roads to better control development there.
Decatur Mayor Bill Floyd said he's uneasy about plans to build a Walmart Supercenter in Suburban Plaza. In his State of the City speech last week, he said he's got a plan to influence what happens there in the future. He wants to annex it, according to Decatur Metro. Floyd said he wants to annex Suburban Plaza and commercial space at the intersection of Clairmont and North Decatur roads so that Decatur residents will have input and influence over how that area continues to develop. Floyd went so far as to question the intentions of Walmart and Selig Enterprises, Suburban Plaza's owner. From a section of his address posted on Decatur Metro: But the main problem with the property, if the Wal-Mart is built, is what might happen to the rest …