What? There is already a $140 million budget shortfall? Don’t worry about it! Why? Because, it’s for a civil rights museum, so you are racist if you oppose it. Don’t you feel better?
The planned Center for Civil and Human Rights could soon receive its biggest boost — as much as $40 million toward construction costs from Atlanta City Hall. The Atlanta Development Authority board is scheduled to vote Thursday on recommending whether the City Council approves the funds for the project. Construction costs for the center are estimated at $125 million. Center officials are considering an offer from Coca-Cola to build the facility on 2.5 acres in downtown Atlanta, near Centennial Olympic Park.