MrGreenSpace

MrGreenSpace 1 year, 4 months ago on OUR VIEW: Make your voice heard on SPLOST

Ranking up there with Centerville, my home turf inside the Cruse/Club Corridor can be classified as one of Gwinnett's forgotten pockets for returns of the SPLOST investments. We've learned that if you don't show up, you don't count for having a seat at the table (in terms of representation). In fact, it took SEVEN cycles of SPLOST before our corridor (sandwiched in between two CID's) got ANY dollar return of penny sales tax funding. I can with assurance tell you that we'll be there again for the organizational electoral meeting because we still have some improvements to make in arrears. See this YouTube for example that's less than two minutes in duration. See you there!

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MrGreenSpace 1 year, 4 months ago on County seeking public input on upcoming SPLOST

dentaldawg83, that's a good thought-provocative question. This SPLOST electoral meeting last happened September 30, 2008. Back then (and just like right now) the scheduled vote to approve another SPLOST cycle did not happen, but this meeting takes place anyway, just in CASE the voters pass the SPLOST vote on the ballot in the affirmative.

Now, even though you plan to vote no on it, you can still have your cake and eat it, too. Just vote no on November 5, but still come to the August 26 meeting in the GJAC Auditorium to vote for the candidates from the public you most trust with these DOT project recommendation decisions on where and how your penny sales tax revenue gets spent within Gwinnett. It all operates like a caucus, except it's totally nonpartisan...and there will be plenty other folks new to this process, too. No need to feel insecure.

Hey, remember that problematic intersection I mentioned in the first post on this thread? Check this YouTube out. It really needs a SPLOST remedy. A mover-and-shaker friend of mine tells it like it is!

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MrGreenSpace 1 year, 4 months ago on County seeking public input on upcoming SPLOST

What we have here in the Cruse/Club Corridor is a desperate need for an intersection improvement where minor arterial Cruse Road meets principal arterial Pleasant Hill Road. It's Fender Bender City! If that weren't enough, a controversial zoning issue threatens to clog this problematical intersection with even more cars if and when a 354-home development gets approved by our Planning Commission on Tuesday, September 3 in the GJAC Auditorium.

Whatever happens here will have county-wide implications as David Jenkins (the same man who profited $7.3 million on an allegedly Kevin Kenerly-pushed county commission agenda item) eyes other parts of Gwinnett for development projects. For more insight, visit Neighborhoods-In-Peril.com.

To be clear here, none of our sitting county commissioners were on the Gwinnett BOC back then and, so far, they've gotten off to a good start with transparency in BOC matters, as far as I can tell.

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MrGreenSpace 1 year, 4 months ago on City, county leaders sign SPLOST agreement

Economic development and transportation projects go hand in hand. And I hear all this grumbling about being taxed to death, but we're only talking about a PENNY sales tax on goods and services offered in Gwinnett. Come on, people...wise up! We have some very serious infrastructure needs here in Gwinnett, yet you're among the first to complain because you're stuck in traffic and can't make it to your destination on time.

In my area of Gwinnett, the intersection of Cruse Road and Pleasant Hill makes the passage of fire trucks from Station 25 extremely difficult. In fact, all drivers on Cruse Rd are asked to back up enough for a fire truck, with its siren going all the time, to make it through. This area was poorly planned to begin with, and now one of David Jenkins' proposed developments wants to add 354 more homes in this congested area, compounding this intersection problem even further. Unless Gwinnett DOT has a SPLOST-funded solution, this absolutely defies common sense. Visit Neighborhoods-In-Peril.com to sign on to an electronic petition and make your voice heard.

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MrGreenSpace 2 years, 5 months ago on Mugshots Inc: 'Legalized extortion' or Constitutional privilege?

This is just to give you an idea of some side motives the publishers of mugshots have. A couple years ago, I distinctly remember the solicitations directed to the viewing internet public to make their personal comments associated with any mugshot, in particular. I suppose it was meant to add humor and humiliation in most cases, but that whole idea did not last very long, I recall. Predictably, the posted comments quickly degenerated into stereotypical ethnic humor. During that short period of time, I honestly could not say that I was proud to live in Gwinnett. In fact, I still can't believe we had to go through that.

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