Rehwaldt, Haddix to speak to Republican women about mass transit bill 

The Greater Fayette Republican Women's Club will hold a dinner meeting on Thursday, Oct. 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Broadway Diner, 535 South Glynn Street, Fayetteville. The guest speakers will be Don Rehwaldt, Mayor of Tyrone, and Don Haddix, Mayor of Peachtree City, who will discuss the impact of HB 277, the Transformation Investment Act of 2010, on Fayette County.  HB 277 is a transportation bill which has been approved by the GA State Legislature and will appear on the ballot this November. Voters will decide if they want to pay a 1 percent tax increase to fund this mass transportation bill. 

All Republican women, their families, and friends are invited. No reservations are necessary. 

For more information, please call Debby Dickinson, 404-376-4132 or Alberta Lucas, 770-719-0879.

Don Haddix
Don Haddix's picture
Joined: 08/17/2007
Haddix: This is Incorrect

TSPLOST will not be on the November ballot. The Roundtable will not even vote until December on the criterion recommendations that will go to the State Director.

The vote to place it on the ballot will not occur until well into 2011. If the Roundtable votes no it will not go on the ballot. If they approve it it will be on the 2012 ballot.

ginga1414's picture
Joined: 09/01/2008
Commissioner Courthouse

Not everyone can afford to pay Fayette County taxes and Fulton, Clayton, Gwinnett, Cobb, DeKalb and etc. taxes, too.

I guess inflation, the recession (depression), home foreclosures, and job losses haven't affected some folks, namely most politicians.

It looks like some politicians are trying to follow in the foot steps of the Big Apple and turn Atlanta into the Big Peach. Is that what folks in Fayette County want? I DON'T THINK SO!

The main reason folks live in Fayette County is because they don't want to be a part of Fulton, Clayton, Gwinnett, Cobb, DeKalb, and etc. With the lunacy of HB 277 we will be tied to Atlanta and the surrounding counties by a ribbon of concrete and a trail of taxes forevermore. HB 277 will build the outer perimeter and we can all choke to death on gas and diesel fumes.

Courthouserules's picture
Joined: 07/02/2010
State Government Law

Don't vote against this SPLOST for transportation until you have read it and seen what it does to improve and remove autos from the road.
It is going to get soon so badly congested that it might take hours to get to work in the Atlanta area.

Do not let racial matters sway you too much.

Also, don't do like some have about the Fayetteville bypasses and let a SPLOST bill pass, then decide to read it!

And most of all don't be influenced by the radicals who do not want any more improvements or involvement by state government in anything---improvement or not! (I think all they want is votes, they don't care about TEA!)

grassroots's picture
Joined: 02/17/2009
Is This Legal?

I see major legal battles over this one. It's entrapment. We really have no vote.

NUK_1's picture
Joined: 12/17/2007

Everyone gets to vote on this too so I really don't understand your point.

Taxes get raised all the time and people who voted against raising them still have to pay for them. No county can "opt out" of this if it is approved, but so what? Most taxation done by states don't allow for cities/counties to opt-in or opt-out.

This bill was heavily supported through the GA House and Senate by Dems, Repubs, employers, big biz, and even residential groups and probably the most bi-partisan bill to come through the GA legislature in quite a while.
Now, the voters get to have their say.

CCB's picture
Joined: 08/27/2006
Regional transportation deal is laughable

The very fact we share a regional government with Clayton, Fulton, Dekalb, etc. is ridiculous.

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