Friday, August 21, 2009

Weekend links

Some links to get you through Friday afternoon and to the weekend:
  • Atlanta is still in consideration for World Cup hosting duties. The US bid committee is narrowing down potential sites in case the US is awarded the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. Yay, footie! Also, how could they exclude Atlanta? Um, Olympics? I think we can handle a soccer game.
  • The city council voted to award the Crum and Forster building landmark status.
  • GDOT is including commuter rail in its request for federal bucks.
  • Kasim Reed picked up some labor union support.
  • Steve Brodie gets some endorsements from police unions and Stephanie Ramage

1 comment:

  1. Why does Atlanta keep going for these high profile sporting events? The city is like a crack addict.

    The "Everyday is Opening Day" marketing campaign was a total joke.

    Meanwhile, there are streets in this city that STILL don't have signs on them. And we've lived here for 20 years.

    You go to other cities, and all the streets have signs. The traffic lights are hanging on nice, high metal poles that are easy to see.

    Here in Atlanta, most street lights are "swinging" on wires, just like you find in small, country towns.

    Am I the only one who sees this, or cares about this?

    Atlanta is essentially what America has become. Bringing the World Cup here isn't for public benefit, it's for private gain. Atlanta's city government is here to PRIMARILY advance private interests. Street signs and traffic lights, that's the public's business. Atlanta is not so interested in doing that.

    Atlanta=modern America.

    We are screwed!

    P.S. We have not reached the bottom of the housing market.

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