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Looks like the real estate developer money is being spread around to try and reestablish the need to turn the Lawrenceville - Dacula - Suwanee area into the Hapeville - College Park - East Point area with all of the congestion, crime and drug smuggling.
And who is going to pay for the heavier need for law enforcement and traffic construction projects to support the commercial airport. Why the citizens of Gwinnett! Surprise.
And who is going to benefit financially from the commercialization? Why the land developers and real estate holders who own the land that will be needed for airport expansion and expanded highways to get people to that airport.
never forget that the "northern arc" that was to run from either I-85 or Georgia 400 depending on who you talked to was routed to run over some land that was owned by some already ver wealthy real estate developer land owners.
The arc was to donveniently end in Dacula just down the road from Briscoe Field. Do you get the picture.
Figures never lie and liars alway figure - a way to make money at others expense. Greed - pure and simple. Don't think they are alking already? They are always talking. That is why Gwinnett citizens will alway have to be vigilent as long as Briscoe Field is an airport.
Turn it into a park and the greedy will tur their attention elsewhere. Perhaps Gwinnett will even be safe as a county for quality life and families to be raised for years to come.
God bless Shirley L and the wiretaps.
Don't sell the land for God's sake. Some real estate developer - and we have plenty of them in Gwinnett with not so stellar pasts - might buy it up and invite PA down again.
I think that the land that the airport sits on would make a nice county park with perhaps a quality baseball and softball complex for Gwinnett youth. In the Fall and early Winter there could either be a Fall baseball and softball league or youth football and soccer.
There could be a playground for the little ones and plenty of picnic tables and barbeque pits for families.
Outdoor movies and entertainment could be presented during the summer months.
Let's do away with the airport and make the property a recreational venue for all of Gwinnett's people.
There are airports in surrounding counties that the current users can utilize.
Let's start a movement for this. Who is willing?
I do think that the land that the airport sits on would make a nice county park with perhaps a quality baseball and softball complex for Gwinnett youth. In the Fall and early Winter there could either be a Fall baseball and softball league or youth football and soccer.
I agree. Let's do away with the airport and make the property a recreational venue for all of Gwinnett's people.
You know the love of money (greed) has been called the root of all evil.
If Shirley L had not been found out then the company that is now threatening Gwinnett with a lawsuit might be running our airport.
I think we have seen greed in the selfish interests of those who would commercialize publicly paid for property for questionable purposes. And if the commercialization venture proved to be an economic failure, who would have absorbed the losses?
The company? I doubt it. The Gwinnett taxpayers would have been saddled with the burden of making up the difference in higher taxes.
Three BOC members in two years is a disgrace, and don't get me started on the real estate developers before that..
People better step back and take an objective view of what they are electing to office.
Today it was an airport commercialization project in one district. Tomorrow it may be a sewage treatment plant in another district.
And it all comes down to greed.
Oh, so now that the BOC says we do not wish to expand the airport or commercialize it, PA hints that it may sue the county. That's quite a company that some of you commissioners were ready to jump into bed with. Does that give you pause for thought?
And as for PA. Beware other communities. If you show an interest in expanding your airport or commercializing it,and allow PA to bid on it but decide not to - then PA may threaten to sue you.
Does that make you want to do business with PA?
If I were on the BOC and favoring the PA proposal, I think I would want to go take a shower to wash off the stink.
Bret Smith said “I think the bulk of the county has been less than genuine and quite frankly outrageous.” If that is so then why was he preaching decision by referendum of the Gwinnett population just prior to the vote?
Bret sounds like a salesman who just lost the opportunity for a fat commission check for closing a deal, doesn't he? He is not concerned about Gwinnett county. He is concerned about his bank account.
And Laurie M better think twice about running and trying to vote an airport expansion in. What was good for Shirley L. will be good for Laurie M if she is not smart enough to know that the FBI and the IRS will be watching for years to come.
Briscoe Field is the property of the folks of Gwinnett county. For a bunch of yankees to come down here and try to steal it by spreading lies and other influence is a slap in the face of every Gwinnett citizen.
It is our airport and PI can get on their plane and get their carpetbagger butts back to where they came from. I am so pround of the Gwinnett citizens who stood up and fought for what was right.
The good guys won for once at the Gwinnett BOC.
Strange how the people supporting this airport change opposed a decision by referendum until Shirley L. got busted by the Feds for among other things offering to sell her vote on the airport.
Shirley L. stated she would roll over on other elected public officials for a lighter sentence.
If I were a BOC member, I would think long and hard about everyone I have talked to and everything I have said and every benefit I have received from PI, even it it is just a meal. A vote fot the airport proposal closes the loop on quid pro quo for bribery.
The BOC members would be smart to vote against the measure. Otherwise I have a feeling they are going to be spending a lot of time and money talking to the FBI and IRS afterwards.
This has made national headlines and it will not go away like a lot of the deals that past BOC members have made in the past.
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