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Lamar Paris can't run his own County Now This ! What a JOKE!

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ACOG

Jefferson, GA

#1 Jan 6, 2011
DAHLONEGA - The Georgia Mountains Region Transportation Roundtable chose its leadership and set a course toward passing a regional sales tax in 2012 to support transportation Wednesday night in Dahlonega.

County Commissioner Lamar Paris from Union County was picked as Roundtable Chairman, and he called for unity among the 13 counties and the cities within those counties.

“I’m not going to say it’s going to be easy,” Paris said.“Even though the big ones will have more votes, it requires that everybody work together.
If you’ve got one city or one county that feels like that they got a raw deal, they’re going to be out trying to keep the vote from happening, so it’s imperative that we all work together.”

During its Recreation Center meeting the Roundtable also selected its executive committee with five voting and one non-voting member; Gainesville Mayor Ruth Bruner is a member, and they unanimously approved regional criteria for regional transportation projects and plans.

Also selected as executive committee members were Harris Little, Mayor of Carnesville; Mike Berg, Dawson County; Stan “Butch” Darnell from Rabun County and Ford Gravitt, Mayor of Cumming. Sonny James of Habersham County was picked as the committee’s non-voting member.

Mayor Bruner said that regional transportation sales tax revenues generated in 13 Northeast Georgia counties would stay in the region.

“Seventy-five percent would go to these projects that we’ll select as an executive committee,” the Mayor said, adding that 25 percent of the revenues go to local governments for discretionary projects as they see fit.

Roundtable member Cornelia Mayor Margaret Ballard, said that tax revenue could make Highway 365 in Habersham County much safer.

“It’s such a dangerous road because of all the unlimited access,” Mayor Ballard said.“We had four people in four weeks killed on Highway 365."

DOT Planning Director Todd Long conducted the meeting and said it was a first big step with Roundtable members choosing their leadership and setting priorities.

“This group is willing to move forward,” Long said.“It’s a long process to 2012 but we had a very positive meeting. We’re starting the process on a list of projects to sell to the public."

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NEED To Hurry OUR PROJECT ,
GEORGIA Needs To see the Real Lamar Paris
gasping for air

Texarkana, TX

#2 Jan 6, 2011
ACOG wrote:
DAHLONEGA - The Georgia Mountains Region Transportation Roundtable chose its leadership and set a course toward passing a regional sales tax in 2012 to support transportation Wednesday night in Dahlonega.
County Commissioner Lamar Paris from Union County was picked as Roundtable Chairman, and he called for unity among the 13 counties and the cities within those counties.
“I’m not going to say it’s going to be easy,” Paris said.“Even though the big ones will have more votes, it requires that everybody work together.
If you’ve got one city or one county that feels like that they got a raw deal, they’re going to be out trying to keep the vote from happening, so it’s imperative that we all work together.”
During its Recreation Center meeting the Roundtable also selected its executive committee with five voting and one non-voting member; Gainesville Mayor Ruth Bruner is a member, and they unanimously approved regional criteria for regional transportation projects and plans.
Also selected as executive committee members were Harris Little, Mayor of Carnesville; Mike Berg, Dawson County; Stan “Butch” Darnell from Rabun County and Ford Gravitt, Mayor of Cumming. Sonny James of Habersham County was picked as the committee’s non-voting member.
Mayor Bruner said that regional transportation sales tax revenues generated in 13 Northeast Georgia counties would stay in the region.
“Seventy-five percent would go to these projects that we’ll select as an executive committee,” the Mayor said, adding that 25 percent of the revenues go to local governments for discretionary projects as they see fit.
Roundtable member Cornelia Mayor Margaret Ballard, said that tax revenue could make Highway 365 in Habersham County much safer.
“It’s such a dangerous road because of all the unlimited access,” Mayor Ballard said.“We had four people in four weeks killed on Highway 365."
DOT Planning Director Todd Long conducted the meeting and said it was a first big step with Roundtable members choosing their leadership and setting priorities.
“This group is willing to move forward,” Long said.“It’s a long process to 2012 but we had a very positive meeting. We’re starting the process on a list of projects to sell to the public."
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NEED To Hurry OUR PROJECT ,
GEORGIA Needs To see the Real Lamar Paris
Tax and spend!
Tax and spend!
Tax and spend!
Booyah

Texarkana, TX

#4 Jan 6, 2011
ACOG wrote:
DAHLONEGA - The Georgia Mountains Region Transportation Roundtable chose its leadership and set a course toward passing a regional sales tax in 2012 to support transportation Wednesday night in Dahlonega.
County Commissioner Lamar Paris from Union County was picked as Roundtable Chairman, and he called for unity among the 13 counties and the cities within those counties.
“I’m not going to say it’s going to be easy,” Paris said.“Even though the big ones will have more votes, it requires that everybody work together.
If you’ve got one city or one county that feels like that they got a raw deal, they’re going to be out trying to keep the vote from happening, so it’s imperative that we all work together.”
During its Recreation Center meeting the Roundtable also selected its executive committee with five voting and one non-voting member; Gainesville Mayor Ruth Bruner is a member, and they unanimously approved regional criteria for regional transportation projects and plans.
Also selected as executive committee members were Harris Little, Mayor of Carnesville; Mike Berg, Dawson County; Stan “Butch” Darnell from Rabun County and Ford Gravitt, Mayor of Cumming. Sonny James of Habersham County was picked as the committee’s non-voting member.
Mayor Bruner said that regional transportation sales tax revenues generated in 13 Northeast Georgia counties would stay in the region.
“Seventy-five percent would go to these projects that we’ll select as an executive committee,” the Mayor said, adding that 25 percent of the revenues go to local governments for discretionary projects as they see fit.
Roundtable member Cornelia Mayor Margaret Ballard, said that tax revenue could make Highway 365 in Habersham County much safer.
“It’s such a dangerous road because of all the unlimited access,” Mayor Ballard said.“We had four people in four weeks killed on Highway 365."
DOT Planning Director Todd Long conducted the meeting and said it was a first big step with Roundtable members choosing their leadership and setting priorities.
“This group is willing to move forward,” Long said.“It’s a long process to 2012 but we had a very positive meeting. We’re starting the process on a list of projects to sell to the public."
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NEED To Hurry OUR PROJECT ,
GEORGIA Needs To see the Real Lamar Paris
Oh, no, the DAHLONEGA stalker - exposed - whatever - boodoodle is after anyone with a Dahlonega ISP. Better watch it, sister, she's coming after you.
MeThinks

Texarkana, TX

#5 Jan 6, 2011
The Mountains Voice wrote:
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I think it is approaching time that the circle of vision is widened. One thing I am sure of is that Gainesville & Cumming are in no manner part of this North Georgia Region that I care about.
And I am quite sure that the people of Dawson, Pickens, Gilmer, Lumpkin, Fannin, Union, White, Towns, etc counties need another tax to pay for extravagant tranportation needs of these mini metropolises.
ALL of these counties need to learn to Save A Dollar, or Stretch A Dollar, before they go asking for Another Tax Dollar.
Me thinks that most of the money will be spent around Hwy 365, on Cumming roads, and on roads around Ga. 400 in Dawson County. Yet, we'll be taxed here for that. Also, once the feet are in the door, the asses come next, with increasing taxes almost every year.
It doesn't say, probably for a good reason, if the executive committee's choices are by unanimous decision, majority, or something else. We don't need any regional decisions, we need counties working together independently. Our taxes will be spent almost wholly outside the county.
Reb

Jefferson, GA

#7 Jan 6, 2011
The only benifit I can see is if he is off spending someone else's money he won't be spending ours.
Carolyn

Eastanollee, GA

#8 Jan 6, 2011
I thought this county belonged to the people , not Lamar Paris .
ACOG

Jefferson, GA

#9 Jan 6, 2011
Carolyn wrote:
I thought this county belonged to the people , not Lamar Paris .
Have you tried telling Lamar Paris that?
Lamar the man

Jefferson, GA

#10 Jan 6, 2011
All you losers and whiners! Lamar's the man and you can't stand it. When will you cry babys shut up.
Reb

Jefferson, GA

#11 Jan 6, 2011
Lamar the man wrote:
All you losers and whiners! Lamar's the man and you can't stand it. When will you cry babys shut up.
Duh, when horses fly.

Since: Dec 10

Jefferson, GA

#12 Jan 6, 2011
Lamar the man wrote:
All you losers and whiners! Lamar's the man and you can't stand it. When will you cry babys shut up.
Sorry Lamar, it's not about losing and whining, it's about democracy and freedom to voice your opinion and concerns. The winner of any election is not entitled to run roughshod over those who he may feel are his enemies. Sometime enemies are created in order to hide the truth. No doubt you've heard the old saying, "one man's trash is another man's treasure." One that I like is a take on that, "one man's progress is another man's poison." Mr. Paris' idea of progress is not necessarily the gospel.
yeppers

Onalaska, WA

#13 Jan 6, 2011
Another tax!?! Is this a vote by us, the people? Meaning, can we vote this down?

Of course, who's to say that Lamar won't tell people the same thing he did for the SPLOST? He told everyone if you didn't vote for SPLOST, your taxes would go up to pay for the stuff that SPLOST was to pay for. My taxes went up anyway!

Surely people won't fall for it again!?!
vsad

Onalaska, WA

#15 Jan 7, 2011
Lamar the man wrote:
All you losers and whiners! Lamar's the man and you can't stand it. When will you cry babys shut up.
We will be quiet after the general election in 2012.We are going to elect a new commissioner.
Huh

Richlands, VA

#16 Jan 7, 2011
The Mountains Voice wrote:
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Another main concern is that for years their have been talks of establishing an "Upper Perimeter Loop". That would serve primarily to enlarge the northern suburbs of Atlanta. There was even a plan for creating an Interstate that linked down through the mountain corridor, but bypassed Atlanta on the Eastward side - and connected more towards the Savannah and Ports region. Several studies indicated that a primary goal was to provide a route to haul waste from Oakridge reactors, because current law doesn't allow certain waste materials to be trucked through a metropolitan area such as Atlanta.
This thing basically has so many opportunities to be misused it is scary. PLUS it's another tax.
Lord you know my desires and my needs. It's your call. I want to fight this. Give me the sign.
This is a more sure bet. Don't think people ain't droolin' at the mouth to get in on this one......
http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2010/sep/08/can-...
gamule

Commerce, GA

#18 Jan 7, 2011
Reb wrote:
The only benifit I can see is if he is off spending someone else's money he won't be spending ours.
why dont we just get another commissioner and let them have lamar
bunny hopping

Dahlonega, GA

#19 Jan 8, 2011
gamule wrote:
<quoted text>why dont we just get another commissioner and let them have lamar
Think he's getting a full time salary from Union County while doing all these other jobs?
deb5859

Tucker, GA

#20 Jan 9, 2011
The Regional Transportation Sales Tax is Georgia's only hope of maintaing roads to support growth and jobs. Georgia ranks 49th nationally, and has for decades, in the amount of investment put into transportation infrastructure. If we do not invest in transportation infrastructure, we will not compete with surrounding states for investment and jobs. Plus, the Regional Sales Tax will substantially fund road safety improvements and maintain bridges, which if left without needed upgrades and maintenance, will become unsafe. Do we want Georgia's roads and bridges to be adequate and safe? The Roundtable members have the state's and citizens' best interests at heart, trying to promote the Regional Transportation Sales tax. The benefits far outweigh any cost to taxpayers. We all use roads and bridges.
REALITY

Norman Park, GA

#21 Jan 9, 2011
deb5859 wrote:
The Regional Transportation Sales Tax is Georgia's only hope of maintaing roads to support growth and jobs. Georgia ranks 49th nationally, and has for decades, in the amount of investment put into transportation infrastructure. If we do not invest in transportation infrastructure, we will not compete with surrounding states for investment and jobs. Plus, the Regional Sales Tax will substantially fund road safety improvements and maintain bridges, which if left without needed upgrades and maintenance, will become unsafe. Do we want Georgia's roads and bridges to be adequate and safe? The Roundtable members have the state's and citizens' best interests at heart, trying to promote the Regional Transportation Sales tax. The benefits far outweigh any cost to taxpayers. We all use roads and bridges.
Yes. But if there is one more tax with everything going up but my income i'll be walking and then the roads and bridges won't be a big factor. It is just for sure more tax and spend for the ones in control to grab side benefits of these projects!
hogwash

Dahlonega, GA

#22 Jan 9, 2011
deb5859 wrote:
The Regional Transportation Sales Tax is Georgia's only hope of maintaing roads to support growth and jobs. Georgia ranks 49th nationally, and has for decades, in the amount of investment put into transportation infrastructure. If we do not invest in transportation infrastructure, we will not compete with surrounding states for investment and jobs. Plus, the Regional Sales Tax will substantially fund road safety improvements and maintain bridges, which if left without needed upgrades and maintenance, will become unsafe. Do we want Georgia's roads and bridges to be adequate and safe? The Roundtable members have the state's and citizens' best interests at heart, trying to promote the Regional Transportation Sales tax. The benefits far outweigh any cost to taxpayers. We all use roads and bridges.
Awww Hogwash!!!!!
Reb

Dawsonville, GA

#23 Jan 9, 2011
deb5859 wrote:
The Regional Transportation Sales Tax is Georgia's only hope of maintaing roads to support growth and jobs. Georgia ranks 49th nationally, and has for decades, in the amount of investment put into transportation infrastructure. If we do not invest in transportation infrastructure, we will not compete with surrounding states for investment and jobs. Plus, the Regional Sales Tax will substantially fund road safety improvements and maintain bridges, which if left without needed upgrades and maintenance, will become unsafe. Do we want Georgia's roads and bridges to be adequate and safe? The Roundtable members have the state's and citizens' best interests at heart, trying to promote the Regional Transportation Sales tax. The benefits far outweigh any cost to taxpayers. We all use roads and bridges.
There is enough waste in the budget to more than see to it our roads are up to par. Such stupid expenditures as the Spa at Brasstown is what keeps Ga. at the bottom of a lot of list. Untill the Legislature cleans the stable you can spend all the money you want to and it will not make a dent. High priced Lunches doesn't get the job done.
Happy Jack

Dawsonville, GA

#24 Jan 9, 2011
deb5859 wrote:
The Regional Transportation Sales Tax is Georgia's only hope of maintaing roads to support growth and jobs. Georgia ranks 49th nationally, and has for decades, in the amount of investment put into transportation infrastructure. If we do not invest in transportation infrastructure, we will not compete with surrounding states for investment and jobs. Plus, the Regional Sales Tax will substantially fund road safety improvements and maintain bridges, which if left without needed upgrades and maintenance, will become unsafe. Do we want Georgia's roads and bridges to be adequate and safe? The Roundtable members have the state's and citizens' best interests at heart, trying to promote the Regional Transportation Sales tax. The benefits far outweigh any cost to taxpayers. We all use roads and bridges.
We already pay Taxes on our roads.Hwy 365 and 400 are state maintained and counties can't just go changing them any way they want.The money would have to be used on county roads and ours would probably see very little of that money. But we could use some more of those beautiful expensive flower beds that they put in near the court house. They really make the tourist flock in here.

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