The $6 million dollar campaign to sell the transportation sales tax is gearing up, albeit in fits and starts. It’s been showing up in my news feed recently, mainly because a couple of Democrats who were part of the initial marketing team have either quit or been fired.
That leaves Republicans at the helm of what is billed as a nonpartisan campaign to convince voters to support “the biggest single infusion of infrastructure dollars in metro Atlanta in at least 40 years.”
The Atlanta Tea Party has pledged to defeat the referendum and has launched this site. That alone is reason to support, but both Mayor Reed and Fulton County Commissioner John Eaves are in support. That’s really all I need to hear.
The Transform Metro Atlanta website includes an overview of the proposal, but is still short on specifics about the $6.14 billion list of transportation projects to be built across 10 counties.
It’s early days yet, so stay tuned.