HB 434 has been introduced by Rep. Charles Martin and would allow counties to group together and fund transportation projects through referendum.
If I’m not mistaken, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce backs this plan.
Transportation projects require enormous sums of money, and as we’re all aware, there’s never enough money to do everything people want. By allowing counties to raise money and deal with issues of local concern you avoid the rural vs. metro Atlanta friction that often exists on such issues. Also, if people aren’t willing to pay for the project, they vote it down.
What about this? Is it a good idea?