Thursday, January 3, 2013
Shawn McLeod, president of the Elm Street Cultural Arts Village's board of directors, will participate in the Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta program.
A Cherokee County resident has been selected to participate in the Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta program. Shawn McLeod will participate in the five-day, five month program coordinated by the Atlanta Regional Commission, which encourages "leaders throughout the community to take an active role in solving the issues and challenges facing the region’s arts & culture community." This year's five classes will be held on Jan. 16, Feb. 20, March 20, April 17 and May 8. Cherokee Bank President & CEO Dennis Burnette, a citizen member of the ARC's Board, nominated McLeod for the program. The bank is also sponsoring McLeod's tuition in the program. "Shawn is an informed and powerful advocate for the arts in Woodstock," added Dale Morrissey, vice …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Now it's up to voters to decide if they get built. Residents will vote on a regional, 10-year penny sales tax on July 31, 2012.
By a unanimous vote, leaders from across metro Atlanta on Thursday approved a $6.14 billion package of road improvements to be funded by a regional penny sales tax referendum on the ballot next summer. The Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable "acted today to put forward a set of 157 key transportation projects to voters next year that can combat congestion, create and support jobs and enhance the quality of life for residents around the 10-county Atlanta region," said Bucky Johnson, the mayor of Norcross and the chairman of the Roundtable. "This final list of investments will move us forward and make sure the Atlanta region remains competitive well." Four Cherokee County transportation projects made the final list, which was cut from…
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Four Cherokee projects are on the list. Residents will have a chance in July 2012 to determine if they get built by voting on a regional, 10-year penny sales tax.
Leaders from across metro Atlanta will meet this morning to vote on a $6.14 billion package of road improvements to be funded by a regional penny sales tax referendum on the ballot next summer. Four Cherokee projects are on the list that the Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable will consider when it meets at 9 this morning. They include: "As a voter, you will have a chance in 2012 to determine whether these projects get built by voting on a regional, 10-year penny sales tax," said Bucky Johnson, the mayor of Norcross and chairman of the Roundtable. While 85 percent of the funding will pay for the projects that make the final list, the remaining 15 percent will go to each individual county for local improvements of their choosing, …
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
A Roswell resident questions the purpose and integrity of the Atlanta Regional Roundtable meetings.
The Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable has been working hard to gain feedback from metro area residents about which projects they would like to see on the final list for funding by the Transportation Investment Act. But, not everyone one believes the process is fair, or even valid. "They are careful to avoid giving anyone who opposes the issue the ability to be heard by the entire audience," said Mike Lowry, a Roswell resident. Lowry is against the local penny sales tax that is to be voted on next summer and, if approved, used to fund the projects on the final list. But those political issues aside, he asserts the Roundtable has shut him and others like him out of the input process. "They break the audience into small groups, then …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Officials said improvements to Highway 20 would create a viable east-west connector and relieve congestion on the county's interstate system.
Members of the Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable held the second in a series of telephone town-hall meetings to get feedback about local transportation needs. And on Tuesday, the focus shifted to Cherokee County. Approximately 54,000 Cherokee residents were randomly selected to receive a call, hosted by Board of Commissioners chairman Buzz Ahrens and Holly Springs Mayor Tim Downing. Press play and listen in on the conversation. Click the PDF on this page for the list of proposed projects across the 10-county region.
Innovative technology will allow Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable members to engage the public about local transportation issues.
Members of the Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable are holding a series of telephone town-hall meetings to get feedback about local transportation needs. At 6 tonight, the focus will turn to Cherokee County. Approximately 54,000 Cherokee residents will be randomly selected to receive a call, hosted by Board of Commissioners chairman Buzz Ahrens and Holly Springs Mayor Tim Downing. "The goal of the Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable is to come together and, based on public input, create a robust list of transportation projects that will have a positive impact on families and businesses around the entire region," said Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson, chairman of the Roundtable. "This is a great new way to use the latest …