Bill Bolton for Mayor of Marietta
Cost Analysis of Projects
This paper is a follow-up of other presented issues.
1) MARTA Rail and Light Sub Rail --
Somehow, the powers to be have the money to build a 4 lane expressway right next to the I-75 expressway, but the budget minded are not afforded the money to have a rail.
To visually show the cost reduction of rail, compare the MARTA rail bridge over I-285 near Sandy Springs, before Ashford Dunwoody Rd., to that of any two lane car bridge. It is relatively so small you probably do not know it exists.
Furthermore, a trick exists with the obtaining Federal dollars in that they require a 20 year analysis period, just short enough to not have to consider massive re-paving jobs and bridge repairs. What about having a 50 year analysis?
2) High Rise Mixed Use Office Park --
For the Office and Mixed-use Center, zoning would be the best way to control growth. Because of the natural desire to develop around a rail intersection, a TAD approach, which bleeds needed taxes away from the city in future years, would not be needed.
3) Teenage Voluntary Detention --
Georgia and Federal spends a tremendous amounts of money on prisons, DFCS, YDC, and juvenile courts. For example, Georgia spends at least $1,000,000,000 on prisons out of a general budget of approximately 15,000,000,000. Furthermore, the horrors that the parents have to go through becomes lost income.
Consequently, we should spend money on preventive procedures, which would be a relatively small amount.
Detention facilities might be homes in areas transitioning to businesses.
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