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I stopped going to the one in Suwanee a few months ago. I went in for a take out order and the 20-something behind the bar tried to over charge me by 50%, keep my change, and then on top of it was just rude and tried to embarrass me - with my two young children right behind me! Clearly, she had some life-psycho-emotional issues, but when I raised the issue with the manager/owner via email, nothing was ever done. In my book, there are way too many dining options to enjoy than to tolerate ridiculous behavior, bad 'service,' or inattention to quality.
Incidentally, has anyone asked for the study on the impact of transit time if the HOT lane designation was removed and everyone had access to an additional lane for commuting? Seems logical that having an additional lane would help alleviate traffic for all, and not just those who can pay additional funds.
Yes - we paid for the road to be built.
Yes - we pay for the roads to be maintained.
Yes - we are being told to pay extra for a road we essentially own and have already paid for.
Today was my first day of commute. From the Buford exit it took me 35 minutes to get to Pleasant Hill (normally 10 minutes). The HOT lane was empty and yes, everyone was crowded into the remaining lanes. After 90 minutes I decided to get off after Beaver Ruin and just go home.
Yes - this new fee-for-use lane has made a bad traffic situation even worse.
Yes - each of the politicians who signed off on this should be investigated and/or removed from office over this one.
Let's not throw the baby out with the bathwater.....
Did government not plan well? Probably.
Not budget well? Probably.
Engage is some degree of malfeasance? Probably.
Erect a ball field that isn't generating the anticipated income? Too early to tell, especially in the economy we have had for the past 4 years.
But what set's this county apart from most other communities across our nation is the number and quality of our parks. These are not just pretty little playgrounds for toddlers and mothers. Parks and recreation contribute to life quality of a community, reduce crime involvement, and enrich family life. This is well supported by numerous studies over the decades.
The cost and life benefits of having parks and outdoor recreation far exceed the actual income generation of concrete jungles, which, incidentally goes to a company, individual, politician, not the you/us in the community.
Yes, cuts are needed everywhere, including our parks, but hopefully the profit margins/corruption skimming of politicians also take a cut.
Last login: Sunday, March 25, 2012