• Petitioned Mayor Kassim Reed and the Atlanta City Council

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Mayor Kassim Reed and the Atlanta City Council

Hold a referendum on public financing of a new stadium for the Falcons

    1. Lyn Graybill
    2. Petition by

      Lyn Graybill

      Atlanta, United States

Billionaire Arthur Blank, owner of the Falcons, wants a new stadium by 2017. And he wants Georgians to foot 20% of the one billion dollar construction costs through the city's Hotel-Motel tax. Negotiations between Blank, the Georgia World Congress Center (the state agency which owns the stadium), and the Mayor's office have worked out a tentative deal which they need Atlanta City Council to approve.

There has been very little public input about whether we actually need a new stadium, and whether the public wants to fund it. (A recent Atlanta Journal-Constitution poll found most citizens are opposed.) Two NFL teams (Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers) asked the public through a referendum to approve spending public monies for construction of their billion dollar stadiums. Atlantans should be given the same choice.

Please petition the Mayor and the Atlanta City Council to hold a referendum to determine whether the citizens of Atlanta wish to approve public financing of a new stadium.

To:
Mayor Kassim Reed and the Atlanta City Council
Hold a referendum on public financing of a new stadium for the Falcons

Sincerely,
[Your name]

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    • Ronnie Mitchell ATLANTA, GA
      • about 1 year ago

      This is my HOME!

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    • Shan Mukhtar ATLANTA, GA
      • about 1 year ago

      Because I live in a neighborhood that will be affected directly.

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    • maria r. ATLANTA, GA
      • about 1 year ago

      it directly impacts the noise, trash, and traffic levels in my neighborhood of castleberry hill.

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    • Jason Blain ATLANTA, GA
      • about 1 year ago

      Because football is a monumental waste of money and is already showered in needless glamour to begin with. All you're doing is preventing the mental growth of the populace and selling terrible food and booze.

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    • Cristina Holt ATLANTA, GA
      • about 1 year ago

      This is in my neighborhood and I think it's really important to ask the residents what they think before undergoing such an expensive (unnecessary) venture.

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