SPLOST is ecologically, economically hurtful

Tue, 09/29/2009 - 3:04pm
By: Letters to the ...

SPLOST is eco-unfriendly: Ecologically and economically. Not one mention of enhancing our environment with SPLOST money. Can you imagine spending millions of dollars improving the Flint River? A wildlife game reserve? A public golf course for the family or other ideas that the public actually introduced?

Instead we’ve spent millions of dollars on five different consulting firms, call it Fayette Forward, and watch it ultimately annex our county into Atlanta until you won’t be able to know our unique quality of life ever existed. MARTA anyone?

SPLOST proposes paving paradise and putting in a useless parkway to nowhere. Remember TDK? Also, ARC, Atlanta Regional Commission, the only independent study of this project says it’s unwarranted and too costly.

The state of Georgia legislature is already planning on slipping through an additional sales tax for their DOT. Are you ready for a 10 percent total sales tax?

Adding another local SPLOST, a sales TAX, is unfriendly to business economics, our pocketbooks and our environment.

What does that say about our commissioners?

Vote no on SPLOST.

Michael Meyer

Fayetteville, Ga.

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