7:06 pm March 2, 2012, by AJC Opinion
By the AJC Editorial Board
We can pay now. Or we can pay now. That’s no misprint; rather, it’s an accurate summation of the no-real-choice scenario facing Atlanta voters Tuesday on the penny sales tax for financing water and sewer system improvements that benefit 1.2 million people in this metro area.
In our view, city residents would best serve their interests by voting “yes” for the Municipal Option Sales Tax. Their affirmative vote will even benefit, indirectly, the best interests of the broader region and state, we’d argue.
No service is more essential to the modern common good than providing clean water and effective sewerage service to the populace at large. Read the rest of what the AJC Editorial Board has to say, along with commentaries by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and City Councilman Michael Julian Bond.
Then, tell us what you think.
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