City and city transportation planner Anthony Dukes and Griffin City Commissioner Joanne Todd tried to explain some of the projects, how they came about and fielded questions from a church full of potential voters and some of the candidates Monday night at the Griffin Branch NAACP’s gathering of candidates held at Eighth Street Baptist Church.
Todd, who along with Spalding County Commissioner Eddie Freeman serve as the local representatives for the 10-county Three Rivers Regional Commission, said “we spent 18 months coming up with the plan for our region.”
Todd explained the regional transportation tax came out of the state General Assembly in response to citizens’ concerns that the transportion money stays in Atlanta or the big cities. “Give us regions,” Todd said, “citizens asked for and now have. It’s not perfect, but we will get money.”
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