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John5214, you are absolutely correct. The politicians could care less about us rank & file citizens except at election/re-election time.
LilburnLady, you have my vote. Also, how about creating a website that promotes transparency by allowing citizens to track spending. It might surprise the BOC that there may be a few of us rank & file citizens out here who know a thing or two about budgets.
My name is James H. (Jimmy) Orr, Jr. and although I am not a candidate for any elected office, I approve this comment. There, maybe this will pass muster with the GDP.
Where is Chuck Warbington and other members of the Dacula High School football team Chuck played on? Good grief, it has been so long ago that I cannot remember the year. It would have had to been in the 80's as Chuck played wide receiver on the Georgia Tech 1990 National Championship Team under Coach Bobby Ross. Chuck still holds the record at Dacula High School for being the receiver of the longest tochhdown pass from the line of scrimmage.
First, there "ain't" no jobs. Obama has done absolutely nothing toward creating jobs for middle class Americans whose jobs and pursuit of the American dream was what made America great and would continue to do so if Obama would stop blowing smoke and make said jobs become a reality.
Second, I agree with sst whoever he/she is. NO permits for new subdivisions until the existing lots in defunct subdivisions are built out. We have enough "pipe farms" in Gwinnett County as is. "Pipe farms? Yes those two inch pieces of PVC you see sticking out of the ground marks the location of the sanitary sewer taps for each lot. This usually means that all public works infrastructure is in place such as sanitary/strom sewer and water and possibly pubilc utilities such as power and natural gas. Besdies, these defunct "pipe farms" which have now grown up with weeds do absolutely nothing to promote Gwinnett as a grat place to live. However, after reading an article in today's (Saturday) AJC I am not sure about that anymore.
Could Aaron Bovos give "We thre people" aka taxpayers, a breakdown of the monies paid to date toward retiring the stadium bond debt and where (source) those monies came from? If said monies came from car rental taxes and hotel-motel taxes, all well and good. If any monies came via way of the taxpayer's dime in unincorporated Gwinnett County, not all well and good. Why? I, for one, did not vote to incur bond debt to build a stadium that does not serve the taxpayers of unincorporated Gwinnett County as a whole.
Selecting Chuck Warbington as CEO of the newly formed Partnership Gwinnett Public Funding Entity was a good call. I have the utmost confidence in Chuck when it comes to this thing called leadership. Since the new board will be about transparency, let me be transparent in saying that Chuck and I don't always see eye to eye. When we don't, we simply agree to disagee, call our dogs named FIDO, and Forget It - Drive On. If I understand Nick Masino correctly, any private donations channeled through the Chamber of Commerce for economic development will be as such and not subject to state open records laws and Masino will not be a voting member of the public funding entity. If this be the case, I am good with that as my private donation is no one's business except mine and the organization receiving the donation. However, if the money comes via way of the taxpayers dime, then that is a whole different ball game. Every dime spent by governments whether local, state, or national should be duly accounted for and every taxpayer should be afforded the right to see that expenditures of their tax dollars are and can do duly accounted for. In closing, although not related to this article, does it look like the taxpayers are going to "be on the hook" to retire the bond debt used to fund the Gwinnett Barves stadium?
@ACC12_SEC13Booster what in the heck was the bleeping holdup is a good question. Should you find the answer, please let me know. Commissioner Heard touched on the Northern Arc in this article which, if I am not mistaken, was a proposal for traffic relief through this corridor put forth by former BOC Chairman Wayne Hill. While the Northern Arc would have been a good step in creating a viable East-West Connector in Gwinnett County, I have always felt that what we needed was an Outer Perimeter Highway. Anyway, a corridor I avoid like a plague unless I absolutely have to travel, is about to get some much needed relief. To our elected officials, past and present, who have made the widening of S.R. 20 a priority, Thank YOU! I don't know about Wayne but if I live long enough to drive on the newly completed stretch of roadway I will, God willing, be 81 years old. So in closing, I would appreciate the contractor fast tracking this project.
As I grow older (78 in October) I don't get around as much under the Friday night lights as I use to. Especially when it comes to driving across Gwinnett County to see what I call a high profile game. Once the Mill Creek program got up and running they have been competitive year in and year out but it seems that they just cannot find their way to the Dome. I believe that Archer may be an up and coming program. Andy Dryer has put a good program together at Archer and when you play those Tigers, you had better have the chin strap on your bonnet cinched up tight.
Where be Mill Creek?
@ Linda, I could not agree with you more. The one location you need to exercise extra caution at is on I-85 South at Spaghetti Junction when the tractor-trailers leave I-85 to get onto I-285.
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