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


March 12th, 2012
7:07 pm

The bottom line is The Fulton County Commission has been raiding the North Fulton piggy bank for too long. So, while this is just a minor step hopefully it will even things out a little bit.

Burroughston Broch

March 12th, 2012
8:37 pm

The longer the Fulton County Commission enslaves the taxpayers of North Fulton County, the sooner Milton County will be resurrected.
Once Milton County is re-established, the Fulton County Commission will be reduced to pauper status, with only South Fulton and Atlanta taxpayers to milk.
After Milton County is re-established, look for Dunwoody to leave DeKalb and re-join Milton County.


March 12th, 2012
9:05 pm

Now that MARTA goes into what has become Sandy Springs and Dunwoody it makes sense for these jurisdictions to be part of MARTA planning infrastructure, additionally, for those who would like to frame this as another battle of the races keep in mind that MARTA has beet gutted by the black leadership that it has.

This directorship has not been able to forge boosting coalitions; has not been able to articulate a consistent message that MARTA is a critical regional infrastructure and is deeming of broad regional support; has not been able to clean up MARTA beyond much more than a rolling storehouse
for petty bandits, aspiring rappers, homeless vagrants and the other people who make a MARTA ride a frequently poor experience.


March 12th, 2012
9:26 pm

it’s not about black or white – it’s all about the green


March 12th, 2012
10:03 pm

The sooner you regain some political power from the corrupt black democrat politicans in the city of Atlanta the better for everybody. Power to the People.


March 12th, 2012
10:22 pm

I find this whole charade one big laugh. North Fulton mayors having a say in MARTA? These idiots are even more incompetent than the current shills on the MARTA board. When will you lemmings wake up and realize that no matter how you try to spin, at the end of the day it comes down to the fact that you have incompetent politicans running your bottom of the barrel state, period.

Dunwoody Resident

March 12th, 2012
11:52 pm

@Burroughston Broch

Read your history pal. Dunwoody was never part of the pre-1930s Milton County. In fact, any reconstituted Milton County has no business going south of the Chattahoochee.

Will the last Democrat in Georgia please turn off the lights?.....

March 12th, 2012
11:56 pm

“3/13: MARTA bill would alter appointment method”

Sure, why not? Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic certainly can’t hurt.


March 13th, 2012
7:36 am

Nut job Eaves alluding to uniting & not dividing Fulton County???

This is the same clown that ran a radio ad with the likes of Shirley Franklin, John Lewis & Andrew Young stating that if his opponent were to win the election that the dogs and hoses would be turned loose on the residents of Atlanta.

This idiot is the big reason that I now support Milton County.

Harry Callahan

March 13th, 2012
10:12 am

MARTA sucks, punks.


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!


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.


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…


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.