Also, the WSB poll says that areas outside I-285 are strongly against the proposed 1-percent sales tax.
Tuesday, July 17, 2012
The transportation referendum known as TSPLOST is losing support among Republican voters and in areas inside I-285, according to a WSB-TV poll. The poll, conducted July 11, found that only 33 percent of metro Atlantans overall support the referendum while 56 percent oppose the measure. Twelve percent remain undecided. Voters in 10 metro counties, including Cobb, are being asked to approve a 1-percent sales tax that would collect more than $6 billion over the next 10 years for transportation and transit projects. Local governments would get an additional $1 billion for traffic improvements. The WSB poll, based on 1,050 registered voters, showed that TSPLOST is losing support inside Fulton and DeKalb counties for the first time. Also, the …
Untie Atlanta has produced two new radio commercials and a TV spot to air over the next two weeks.
Monday, July 16, 2012
Untie Atlanta, a group supporting the July 31 TSPLOST referendum, has launched a new television ad and two radio spots. The television ad entitled “Tied Up,” captures a commuter, already late to see her child play in a baseball game, getting stuck in a traffic jam. The driver’s seat belts start to tighten around her, trapping her for another long trip home. The ad is available for online viewing at http://youtu.be/OMDA5mHnl8Y. Ambassador Andrew Young, who served as Mayor of Atlanta in the 1980s, is featured in a radio ad called “Penny Wise.” He reminds listeners that many of Atlanta’s great accomplishments have featured public investment, referring to building the busiest airport in the world and securing the 1996 Olympic Games. Young …