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Atlanta Allows Beltline, TAD Funds to be Squandered

(APN) ATLANTA — A recent audit report reveals that the City of Atlanta has failed to exercise sufficient oversight over various Tax Allocation District (TAD) funds, meaning that taxpayer dollars from the City of Atlanta, Fulton County, and the Atlanta Independent School System have been diverted from the operating budgets of these entities, towards purposes for which they were never […]

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ANALYSIS: T-SPLOST, the Beltline, and Gentrification

(APN) ATLANTA — The T-SPLOST–a one penny sales tax measure intended to fund transportation projects in the Metro Atlanta area–will be on Metro Atlanta ballots on July 31, 2012. ¬†One controversial project that would be funded through the T-SPLOST is the Atlanta Beltline. This article will explain how the appearance of the Beltline on the T-SPLOST project list means that […]

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North Fulton Officials Oppose Beltline’s Sales Tax Funding

  (APN) ATLANTA — Several North Fulton officials are opposed to the inclusion of 601 million dollars of funding for the Atlanta Beltline in the draft list passed by the Executive Committee for the upcoming penny transportation sales tax vote in July 2012. Under the draft list, the Beltline would receive roughtly ten percent of the total funding from the […]

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Beltline, Not MARTA Line Extensions, on Penny Tax Proposed List

  Beltline, Not MARTA Line Extensions, on Penny Tax Proposed List By Matthew Cardinale, News Editor, The Atlanta PRogressive News (APN) ATLANTA — On Thursday, August 04, 2011, the Executive Committee of the Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable, narrowed the list of major projects to receive full or significant funding, as part of the Atlanta regional transportation wish list, down to […]

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Metro Atlanta Transportation Wish List Sent to State

(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) has submitted to the planning director of the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) a “wish list” of transportation projects for the Metro Atlanta region. This is a critical step in a process that could lead to a regional penny sales tax to fund transportation. As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, in […]

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Beltline to Clarify Statement to Council Cmte, BAHAB to Give Update

(APN) ATLANTA — At the Tuesday, March 29, 2011 meeting of the Community Development/Human Resources Cmte of the City Council of Atlanta, Council Members Natalyn Archibong (District 5) and Michael Julian Bond (Post 1-at-large) requested that Atlanta Beltline, Inc., come to the Cmte to clarify their statement regarding the original BAHAB recommendations; and that BAHAB, the Beltline Affordable Housing Advisory […]

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Councilwoman Sheperd Protects Beltline, Perpetuates Fraud

(APN) ATLANTA — Atlanta City Councilwoman Joyce Sheperd (District 12), Chairwoman of the Community Development/Human Resources (CD/HR) Cmte, continues to protect Beltline Inc. from oversight and scrutiny, while allowing them to use her Cmte to perpetuate an apparent fraud upon the public. As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, the Beltline made a false statement in an answer to questions […]

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Beltline Inc. Attempts to Deceive City Council about BAHAB’s Original Recommendations

Beltline Inc. Attempts to Deceive City Council By Matthew Cardinale (APN) ATLANTA — Beltline Inc. attempted to deceive the Community Development and Human Resources Committee of the City Council of Atlanta in a series of responses to questions posed by Atlanta Progressive News regarding the Beltline Affordable Housing Trust Fund (BAHTF). The Beltline answered a series of questions presented in […]

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