One day after Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed ramped up his efforts on behalf of the transportation sales tax, DeKalb County Commissioner Lee May declared he’d do the same thing – on the opposite side. From Channel 2 Action News:
Methinks there may be personal and geographic rivalry here.
And politics, too. May has just sent out this flyer to the 15,000 households in his district who represent the largest concentration of Democratic votes in the state. “I’m tired of politicians ignoring us in favor of the Buckhead crowd,” May quotes himself as saying. “I will fight to bring MARTA rail here.”
Brookhaven Patch has this prognostication on the July 31 TSPLOST vote from Charles Bulloch, the University of Georgia political scientist, who hones in on the split between Republicans and the state’s business leadership:
“We have the interesting phenomenon of disagreement between many GOP leaders and a group usually closely associated with the GOP.”