Georgia’s initiative on education in rural areas continues to take shape as policy makers evaluate Census figures showing ongoing population declines that challenge efforts to maintain rural communities.
The Atlanta City Council seems intent to raise in 2020 the one-time impact fees charged to new developments to raise money to provide the public parks, roads, police precincts and fire stations that serve growth. Frustration mounts as Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ administration has little to show for progress since Jan. 7.
Now MARTA shifts to zooming in on each individual project: turning those thick lines on maps into detailed designs of where exactly to lay a rail, where to build a bus lane, where to set up stations and stops.
A vote by Atlanta City Council on Monday made it official: some of the road, bridge and other public works promised to voters via special programs in 2015 and 2016 will not happen any time soon.
The idea is to make a one-stop-shop, and better coordination, for all things road-related.