3/13: MARTA bill would alter appointment method

By Tom Sabulis

Another week, another political fight involving MARTA. Last week, a bill proposed by a state representative from DeKalb County, altering the way appointments are made to the transit agency’s board, passed the House.

It was immediately condemned by Fulton County commissioners, who would lose some power to mayors of north Fulton cities.

Read what John Eaves, chairman of the Fulton County Commission, has to say, along with the views of Rep. Mike Jacobs, a Republican from north DeKalb County.

What do you think of the bill?

14 comments Add your comment

middleground

March 13th, 2012
6:35 pm

Marta needs a bailout, Atlanta needs a bailout…………..lets just start with the truth. TSPLOSTs is there best hope of getting that bailout.

calmdown

March 13th, 2012
2:06 pm

Neither side South or North can justify any more representation on Marta’s board because Marta hasn’t improved, enhanced or did anything to improve their service. Don’t fall for the argument that you would try to get more service in the North because you don’t want the buses or the rails running through your backyard anyway……let it be…

middleground

March 13th, 2012
12:27 pm

Fostering residual resentment over past injustices and slights to gain political power for purposes of financial gain has run its course over the last 40 years. Diversity is a noble goal, yet the black community leaders practice non-diversity in their hiring practices or the awarding of city contracts.
So lets keep playing games over who’s a racist. Thats really helping.

Alan

March 13th, 2012
11:07 am

This is way I left North Fulton and moved to South Forysth! None of this silly stuff and waving at my money every time I go past the Grady curve!