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You both make good points but why can't we open schools in old shopping centers that need to be revitalized and could be leased? Answer: Because then the school board couldn't funnel millions to landowner buddies that way.
If you want to find land purchase scandals look at the Gwinnett schools. Amazing how many tracts of land inside office parks get bought for schools isn't it?
Van Gundy managed Charles Bannister's political career and was the chief cheer leader for turning Briscoe Field into a commercial jet port. If you like people who back crooked politicians and propose businesses that'll ruin the county BJ is the guy you want. If he does get control of the state Republican party do you have any doubt what sort of candidates he will help?
The only thing wrong with this story is that Charles Bannister should be going to jail with Lasseter and Gary.
You've hit the nail on the head in this piece Nate. Very well written.
Too bad so many kids are simply unparented. My guess is the soccer ref who was killed was trying to help the kids via a team sport environment - look at the reward he gets.
Meanwhile, we are all desensitized to violence because the media seems to celebrate it. Kids pick up on that.
More hard hitting copy-n-paste journalism from Ms. Young. Why doesn't the GDP just print the politicians press releases and save the money they are paying Ms. Young to do so?
It means we need apartments for the people who work at McDonalds.
Probably something averaged out for a typical 3 person abode. I don't have kids but I pay school tax as an example. Taxes should be based on consumption not valuation. I feel the same way about cars - a new car doesn't tear up the roads any more than an old one does so why tax it more?
The answer is to tax property based on occupancy - not value. That way a 3 bedroom house worth $250k would be taxed the same as a 3 bedroom apartment worth $100k. Given that both will house the same number of people, load the schools similarly and demand infrstructure like sewer and water equally it seems fair to me.
I bet the restaraunts who pay big rent and taxes in Suwanee Town Center just LOVE the competition.
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