What’s Your Plan?—Atlanta Candidates Go Deep on Housing & Transit (District 5) - Shared screen with speaker view
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A full house, wish you all well
I will take Whoopi Goldberg with the center square for the win in District 5
What forum was this?
Hey James! (Joey from Southface way back!) This is the district 4 city council candidate form “What’s your plan” deep dive on housing and transit issues.
**sorry district 5
Hey Joey! The candidates were just chatting about some forum taking place this morning were there was a lot of yelling, and I was just wondering what the event was.
Oh our bad James, it was a march for voting rights
Not a forum
All 5 qualified candidates are here, FYI
That's not the question, King. The question is how will you ensure we get accountability from MARTA, the Council and Mayor.
no the MARTA ANALYSIS voted for light rail!
the southwest side also, and the south and west beltline loop. That's not fair for the northwest to go first
I don’t think she’s saying the NW should go first, just that we don’t own the right of way yet in the westside/nw side
ok understood @Kris. So instead of using MARTA we need to use somebody else to build the rail
Audience members can only see Q&A questions they post, so we have actually a few great questions in there. :) People are with you Joe!
@Brian I think we can still push MARTA to do it, there’s just an extra step since the right of way hasn’t been purchased yet. I’m not an expert though lol
Hi all my name is Richard N Wright and I am running for Mayor of Atlanta. Excellent conversation. I am very interested in working with The District 5 Council person as Mayor.
MARTA, City Council, and the Mayors office need to realize that it is NOT their $250 million dollars, it is our money we raised for 5 years !!!
our money meaning the residents
@Brian you are correct. Tax dollars are the citizens money.
yes sir @ Richard, but do our elected officials know that?
I can't help if speaking the truth sounds like bragging ;-)
Like for example, one of the at-large- candidates trying to persuade me that BRT is better than light rail? I like "no" when there is a 600 page document MARTA presented almost 10 years ago endorsing light rail. So I was trying to explain to him that how do you know what our money is best for that we raised thus far, its not your money!!!
@Brian That’s one of the reasons I am running for Mayor. I am a CPA. My motto is one time and under budget.
see the southwest side always gets the short end of the stick the southeast etc!!!
that needs to be fixed, and the west side
Well said Doug.
changing zonings does necessarily mean getting rid of green space
that is a misunderstanding of the question to say so.
Correct, and that was supposed to be a yes or no answer, and I made a mistake by expanding. It was supposed to be yes or no on single family
the tree ordinance needs to be given more teeth at the same time as zoning issues are addressed
both are possible
Yep, it is not a one off, and never has been
My website is www.wrightforatl.com
NO that's not the answer I think, why are we asking them!
thank you for your time and thoughtful answers to all the district 5 candidates!
I'm really surprised Bacote's votes as a member of the Fulton County Development Authority aren't being discussed.
I think the public needs to hear more on the tax breaks impacting Atlanta.
@elizabeth I agree
Did anyone ask?
Question submitted, but not asked
Seems fair to me
The topic needed to be discussed in public.
Ask for a D5 debate, forums are censored
Doug Williams doug4atl5.com
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