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AFP GA Opposes Marietta Redevelopment Bond As Wasteful Cronyism

October 10, 2013

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Marietta, GA – Americans for Prosperity Georgia, the nation’s premiere grassroots organization for economic freedom, opposes the new Marietta Redevelopment Bond and is urging a “NO” vote on the November 5 ballot.

The $68 million bond referendum is a wasteful, poorly conceived boondoggle that threatens the economic freedom of Cobb County residents and will put taxpayers on the line to bail out property owners on Franklin Road and raise property taxes by up to 50%!

AFP is urging its Marietta activists to be present at two meetings – Thursday, October 10th, 7pm at Marietta City Hall and Thursday, October 17th, 7pm at Marietta High School (1171 Whitlock Avenue). The City of Marietta will be hosting what it calls “informational” Town Hall Meetings on the issue.

“A bond referendum that has nearly doubled from its original projections and is still obtuse about its goals and where the money is actually going is irresponsible and unnecessary at a time when Marietta residents and all Georgia citizens need taxpayer relief, not burdensome new government programs that stick taxpayers with the bill,” says AFP Communications Director Joel Aaron. “It’s time for local governments to set a trend toward fiscal responsibility and rein in spending, not look for new projects to take on.”

For interviews contact Joel Aaron at jaaron@afphq.org or call 678-910-3101.

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