Sooie! Bypass by any other name ...

Tue, 05/05/2009 - 3:04pm
By: Letters to the ...

A pig by any other name remains the same. The Fayette County commissioners must have hired a public relations firm.

For the last 24 years, our answer to the supposed traffic problems in Fayetteville has been called the West Fayetteville Bypass. However, now that our officials have received so much heat regarding the lack of documented need for the bypass, they have decided to dress it up a little and call it a parkway.

Well, folks, you can put as much lipstick, perfume and finery on a pig as you like, but it will still smell like a pig.

Our commissioners and road engineers have finally decided on a route for this glorified piece of pavement, and I am horrified to say they are trying to bulldoze family homes.

We have an illustration for the route, and despite what Chairman Jack Smith said in an interview conducted just a few weeks ago, there are major land developers owning hundreds of acres along both sides of his parkway. And he seems to think or tries to persuade the citizens that those developers aren’t going to build whatever they decide to build. Ha, ha, ha.

The last transportation SPLOST put on a ballot was presented under the disguise of “road purposes.” The voters were misled.

The West Fayetteville Bypass/Parkway Coalition members will do all we can to assure that won’t happen again.

Look out, folks; our commissioners are talking about extending the transportation SPLOST. Please vote NO because your home just might be the next one in line for the county bulldozers.

Ginga Smithfield

Fayetteville, Ga.

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Submitted by Spear Road Guy on Wed, 05/06/2009 - 11:01am.

Does anyone believe the bypass is for the good of the citizens???

Jack Smith and his crew are like a bunch of crooked little school boys with their hands in the cookie jar. Smith the RINO.

Vote Republican

Submitted by Dondol on Wed, 05/06/2009 - 9:07am.

but you are wasting your time here. Politicians are Whores plain and simple, they don't care who the next trick is as long as they have cash in hand!

Obama's weapon of Choice!

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Submitted by Voice of Fayett... on Wed, 05/06/2009 - 11:43am.

Jack Smith's entire justification for this ByPass is not rational, businesslike thought but simply "We decided on this 20 years ago and it is a done deal". No consideration has been given to merit other than to say that since a group of Commissioners (which included PCDC Developer Steve Black who bought the County Sewer system for a dollar) voted it in. Smith refuses to stop and reconsider. It is like many other bad government programs like the bridge to nowhere and midnight basketball--- once somebody gives the nod all subsequent non-thinking bureaucrats fall in to place. Mr. Smith comes from the same group that designed the unduly opulent Court House. Ginga, Spear Guy and Dondol all are right. In this case the Commission has already collected the cash and despite the fact that the county will have to pay exorbitant road maintenance on this questionable road for eternity, "it's a done deal". And if you want to see a homeowner bulldozed by the Commission, see Dave Williams at the corner of 314 and Lee's Mill. He is the one with the water tower sticking out his back end.

Submitted by curmudgeon on Wed, 05/06/2009 - 12:50pm.

It is pathetic how politicians just can't seem to find the courage to say, "we made a mistake". However, we voters need to say the same thing when election time comes. If we can't get rid of the unneeded, unnecessary road, we can get rid of an unresponsive politician.

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