Originally Posted by RobMidtowner
RudyJK and SmArTaLlone, why do you guys talk about city vs. suburbs? The metro area (citys and suburbs) is one region and in order for the region to be functional, people need to be able to reliably get around to different locations within the region. The projects that are needed to improve regional mobility are there, they just don't have the funding required to construct them. That was the point of this referendum, to raise more money to get these things going. Now that is failed, these projects will take much longer (20-30 years) to get going. Voting against this tax was a "regressive" move for the region's future.
I talk about the city vs the suburbs because that happens to be the reality here, more so than any other place I've been. There is a great mistrust, and in many cases a downright disdain of everything having to do with the city by a healthy percentage of suburbanites and the debate over this referendum has proven that reality. From reading the blogs and comment sections, it is clear that many people voted against the referendum because they saw it as benefiting the city.
My statement was actually not intended as a city vs suburb. I was merely stating my belief that the city, which has been mostly stagnant while the region has boomed, is positioned to perform well in the coming years, in spite of the defeat of the TSPLOST.