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Letter: Vote for improved transportation

The genie is out of the bottle, T-SPLOST is challenged again and Rockdale County becomes unhinged. The emotional energy generated through the propaganda and rhetoric surrounding our new T-SPLOST referendum is enough to fuel a coast-to-coast train blocking the West Avenue crossing. The genie continues to wreak havoc on the mental equilibrium of residents, but they will not be deterred from deciphering the facts.

It seems that the "annex" game between the governments of the City of Conyers and Rockdale County continues to reflect "one-upmanship" and generally ignores the equitable use of acquired assets, including taxpayers' money.

Today, transportation is the paramount issue that impacts our funds without regard for sorely needed improvements in Conyers and Rockdale County. The state continues to mandate legislation without funds and we continue to struggle with long- and short-term transportation issues. It appears that the only solution is to complement the Transportation Investment Act (TIA).

The anti-SPLOST effort is more of the same. It fails to focus on the benefits of the TIA for Conyers and Rockdale County. Act as an independent-minded voter. Gather the facts and data for yourself. Consider the impact on jobs, road repairs, bus transportation lines, highway congestion and other transportation issues throughout our county. Cast your vote to equitably improve the quality of life for all residents of Conyers and Rockdale.

Lew Belcher

Conyers

Comments

henrystamm 2 years, 2 months ago

Les! Any tax vote is designed to waste our money and to the benefit of crooked contactors and administrators. Just read the fine print and the wording and the effect on SR400 toll charges.

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Frustrated 2 years, 2 months ago

Geez where do these people come from? Seems like every Democrat in the state is trying to convince people the TSPLOST is the best thing we can do for ourselves. I for one will not be voting for it simply because of the tax and spend mentality of our government.

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John 2 years, 2 months ago

T-SPLOT makes as much sense as raising the tax on a gallon of gas by ~ 5 cents when the price of gas reaches a level of ~$3.60 gallon - hmmm didn't hear anything about reducing the price (via lowering tax) since the price has been hovering around $3.20. But I may have missed that announcement.

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