Be Responsible: Mr. McKee … you are most certainly entitled to your opinion, but not your own version of the facts. That is exactly what you are doing here with your feeble attempt to prop up the equally wrong ravings of a Representative who consistently shoots his mouth off, without having all of the facts clear. Or is this an orchestrated attempt to intentionally mislead the public by you and others who continue to say or pen falsehoods? You have a duty to explain to readers exactly how the CID’s operate and how they are funded if you are going to write in the paper of record for this county that they are “using tax money” to fund these and other activities of the CID’s. That leads the general public and average reader to believe that their tax dollars are somehow being used to fund the CID. This is not the case.
SG68: I re-read Mr. McKee’s column and nowhere did I see where he said that the CID funding of MAVEN was generated from Cobb County tax dollars. Neither did Rep. Ehrhart. In fact, Mr. McKee plainly states “CIDs raise money by a self-imposed tax on real estate in the districts.” He is correct. The funding that is being used is, in fact, tax money. It flows into the Cobb County tax coffers and then is redistributed to the CID’s.
….the point of their objections is that the CID’s are funding a one sided misinformation campaign conducted by MAVEN. Is it illegal? Probably not. Is it unethical and reprehensible? Yep it is!!
COBBCSI: The light rail system will waste massive amounts of money and only caters to the rich people. What about South Cobb County and west going toward Austell. The only thing that makes any sense is express bus service; buses can move with changing traffic trends, rail is designed to build it and we will make them come and we can dictate where all the high rises will be on the land that the rich people already own. Due to the bad economy traffic has gone down in the Metro Atlanta area. This is just a contractors’, ARC and chamber boondoggle to mug the taxpayers of the Metro Atlanta area. They will take all county governance away for the taxpayer because they know what’s best for you. Sounds like Washington in your backyard brought to you by so-called conservative Republicans, they are in big business’ pocket.
B.S. Group Leader: Where and how does my group apply for a $7 million “fund” to promote our “truths and information?”