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dman 1 year, 2 months ago on OUR VIEW: Make your voice heard on SPLOST

I guess we will have to disagree. We all have been paying 6% sales tax since 1997. Do you really believe that saving that .01 on the dollar is going to get you more food or clothing? I dont think so. The 6% sales tax has nothing to do with your income. You either spend $100 on Groceries or your don't. Simple math. Guess we are not looking at it the same way.

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dman 1 year, 2 months ago on OUR VIEW: Make your voice heard on SPLOST

Jan...not sure where you are coming from. Taxation of property is more unfair. Bigger house, more property equals more tax. You spend $100 on groceries and pay 6% and it is the same 6% I pay If I buy $100 of groceries. Are you saying the more affluent don't eat or buy as much as the needy or poor? If you don't want to pay that 1% extra...then go buy your stuff in Barrow county. Well wishes.

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dman 1 year, 3 months ago on Meadowcreek's Grimmage steps down

This is your chance Meadowcreek. GO and play a non-region schedule, until the program can survive with a coach that may last more than 2 years.

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dman 1 year, 4 months ago on Fundraiser money reportedly stolen from soccer club

and, why in the world did they not take it home or to the bank (ATM deposit) before going out to EAT and DRINK!...Come on, Man...

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dman 1 year, 4 months ago on Library director's future uncertain

The BOC doesnt dictate who the director is. The Library Board does. Read carefully "Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash, who does not have a direct role in the library's operations other than budgeting county funds" Has say so in budgeting...but not personnel or the director.

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dman 1 year, 4 months ago on 75 percent of SPLOST proposal could go to transportation

They do...but my point again. It will be a 1000% deduction on those projects. We don't collect enough in property taxes to do everything that all want done, like "my road needs repair", etc.

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dman 1 year, 4 months ago on 75 percent of SPLOST proposal could go to transportation

Good Post. Thanks. Folks, realize, that SPLOST is a Sales Tax on items purchased in Gwinnett County. You have been paying 6% for almost 20 years. You are used to it. If you don't want it to affect your budget, then buy your groceries and such in another county that may have a lower sales tax. Operations of the county are based off of Property Taxes. Capital and some re-vitalization projects are what SPLOST pays for. IF you want to go from $160 million in Capital projects to $2 million in Capital projects, then go ahead and vote it down. I don't want to here one gripe for any fellow taxpayers on "why isn't my road being fixed or why my local park didn't get redone with better equipment or why isn't my local bridge getting upgraded.?" You had a choice to continue it...just remember.

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dman 1 year, 5 months ago on Possible plan for two-way streets on Lawrenceville's Square

What are you going to do with the slanted parking spots on Clayton and Perry, that would be going the wrong way, if converted to 2-way streets? Folks, it took people over 2 decades to get used to this...and now you want to change it. Wow, you have more trust in driver's ability than I do.

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dman 1 year, 7 months ago on Lawrenceville amends color ordinance

How about demolition of those Wonderful downtown Condos, to help enhance the downtown experience? Put up something useful. Obviously, that venture failed. Thanks to "some guy" and his downtown Lawrenceville Vision. It must have been blurred!!!

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dman 1 year, 7 months ago on GCPS announces 2013 graduation schedule

Gwinnettsince1991...this Gwinnettsince1978 knows better. 2 month notice of graduation is enough notice. We have bigger fish to fry than to worry about this. Move on.

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