Archive for September, 2012

We are working it out

Atlantans and Georgians could take some comfort  over the Labor Day weekend in knowing that signs point to slow, yet ongoing, progress toward creating jobs and rebuilding our economy.

By the AJC Editorial Board

We’re resilient, resourceful, hard-working and patient. That was worth remembering as this great metro area, state and nation for the most part took a well-earned rest over Labor Day weekend.

It may sound like pablum, but we prefer to think of it as self-affirmation. And that’s important during times of heightened duress, such as we’re all still enduring as the economy continues to putter along. It’s climbing, yes, but moving in frustratingly low gear.

Toss in all of the noise and sharp partisan elbowing to be expected in an election year, and it’s especially refreshing to realize that there are yet encouraging signs visible for Georgians, and Atlantans.

True, 2012 remains a tough year even for those blessed enough to be employed somewhere. We’re working …

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MARTA’s new leader

Moderated by Tom Sabulis

The MARTA board is closing in on selecting a new CEO/general manager for the transit agency, which faces huge challenges in the aftermath of the defeated transportation tax referendum. Today, the board chairman discusses MARTA’s national search for a leader and the skills that person needs in order to deal with employees, customers, business leaders and state lawmakers. In our second column, a local attorney and activist says MARTA should allow even more input to the final round of candidates.

Commenting is open below Janice L. Mathis’ column.

By Tom Sabulis

MARTA says it will announce its new general manager/CEO within 30 days, replacing the outgoing Beverly Scott. Last December,  Scott informed the MARTA board that she would not seek an extension of her contract, which expires at the end of the year. MARTA board chairman Frederick L. Daniels Jr. recently talked about the hiring process and how the transit agency was positioning itself in …

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