Over at WXIA 11-Alive, Matt Pearl reports that a resolution has been introduced in the Georgia House that would “urge the Georgia World Congress Center Authority” to “use free market principles” when contracting, leasing or purchasing property or rights for Atlanta’s proposed new and redundant stadium.
State Reps. Mike Dudgeon (R-Suwanee) and Charlice Byrd (R-Woodstock) sponsored the measure and spoke to Pearl about it:
Good to know. But others are not so concerned about the wise use of public money:
“It is a longstanding tradition that you build stadiums with public-private partnership,” said Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed. “That is the way the best stadiums in the country have been done, and I believe we should continue in that tradition.”
Or even right.