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Ask the DeKalb County School Board to Hear the TAD Proposal

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Egbert Perry and his company's efforts to develop the 165 acres on the site for the former GM plant are being hindered by the reluctance of the DeKalb County School Board to accept a presentation on the proposal to create a Tax Allocation District ("TAD") to build the public infrastructure needed for this major development in our county.  I believe a TAD is essential to the success of the project as envisioned, and the vote of the school board is important only after all the facts are presented and all questions are answered.  TADs are safe and proven and only use taxes generated by new development that result from the TAD to fund the project's public infrastructure.  So, everyone benefits, particularly the students in school systems where TADs are used to generate new taxes. 

 I encourage you to have the full school board thoroughly review a thoughtful proposal on the TAD, consider all options and then make their decision.

 A well respected national business leader has cared enough about our county to make a major investment in land that  sat vacant for years.  I believe it is your responsibility as elected officials to give him and his associates all the time necessary to present their case.  No TAD has ever failed in Georgia, according to the Council for Quality Growth.  There are 6,000 successful TADs nationally. 

 Thank you for considering my request that the school board accept a full and complete presentation on the GM plant TAD as well as how TADs can help DeKalb County to assure future economic growth and increased funding for education.

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