Midtown is proposing a green space over the Downtown Connector that could cost over $1 billion.

Supporters say it would sit above part of the Downtown Connector and span across 10 blocks.

Credit: MCP Foundation

The east side communities spent years planning and building concrete jungles and now they want to put a green space above it. Whoever thought of this is selfish, greedy and do not care that people are homeless, dying and hungry not to mention we have police on payroll that we pay and they kill black people. Can some great thought and time go into resolving that??? Let’s get real there is nothing about this project that will do anything to help us live better lives here in Atlanta. This is a big project that will make someone, rich. I have two words for this project, Piedmont Park. https://www.11alive.com/article/news/local/proposed-midtown-green-space-could-cost-12-billion/85-5bf3e39c-8d44-44c1-bebb-7f2fef9d9c41?

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The American Society of Civil Engineers earlier this year gave Georgia a C+ on its 2019 infrastructure report card. Here’s the breakdown:

Aviation: B+

Bridges: C+

Dams: D

Drinking water: B-

Energy: B

Parks and recreation: C-

Ports: B-

Rail: B

Roads: C+

Schools: B

Solid waste: C

Stormwater: C-

Transit: D+

Wastewater: D+

The report card grade comes from a committee of 50 Georgia civil engineers using eight criteria: capacity, condition, funding, future need, operation and maintenance, public safety, resilience and innovation. A score of D equates to “poor, at risk.”

Ok Bosses, which of the elected/ hires do you think oversees this type of infrastructure projects as a requirement of the position for?

  1. Senators
  2. Congress
  3. House
  4. City Council
  5. Mayor

Please share your responses and let’s take the mystery out of these positions and how they should work for,
“We The People”.

The more we know and the better informed we are about political positions, the responsibilities of those positions, And the track records of the incumbent and candidates the process for voting will become much more discerning for us. and only then will we have safe and well maintained roads and infrastructure to travel to and from work on without feeling a need for a chiropractor and a mechanic. if we put the very best people in place who actually care about our quality of life.

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Civic Education is only taught in some US Schools…

And that is clearly Voter Suppression, so once again the elected/ hires put this in place to deprive people from voting and of course it is people of color because some schools do teach a vigorous curricula of Civics Education. Here is a good read with stats, measures and key factors, https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/education-k-12/reports/2018/02/21/446857/state-civics-education/, The State of Civics Education
by Sarah Shapiro and Catherine Brown, go on to state “While this research highlights that no state currently provides sufficient and comprehensive civic education, there is reason to be optimistic that high-quality civics education can impact civic behavior.” and “Teaching Tolerance also funds school-level, classroom-level, and district-level projects that engage in youth development and encourage civics in action. Shapiro and Brown also stated “Few states provide service-learning opportunities or engage students in relevant project-based learning. In addition, few students are sufficiently prepared to pass the AP U.S. government exam.”

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Voting is a Rites of Passage, all 18 year olds should look forward to this citizen action, but if schools do not teach it then they do not.

Typically I am not a big Rap fan but I understood everything that DJ Yellow, said… We must vote every election and vote the entire ballot, It all matters.