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  1. 1

    Van

    And you get breakfast too. 🙂

  2. 2

    So sad

    Hopefully someone will ask the fine Dr Green why he is hell bent on driving the school system even further into the dumps! Work with Doraville Dr Green; you have the perfect opportunity to build a new HS there and not stick it to the other high schools in the area!

  3. 3

    Blinded Authority

    The strings connected to the new High School are golden chains of unsustainable debt

  4. 4

    Frank S

    As usual, you have no idea what you are talking about. But hey, that’s never stoped you from making reduciulous comments before.

  5. 5

    Austin Millbarge

    We mock what we don’t understand.

  6. 6

    Blinded Authority

    Maybe you aren’t understanding what anyone is saying because you can’t understand how TAD’s work. This is what Dr. Green said.

    “The debt including debt service of approximately $600 million for these improvements would be paid for with tax revenue above what is collected currently in the area.”

    Green noted his “serious reservations” as:
    1. Our core business is teaching and learning, not speculative, unpredictable real estate projects.
    2. Two of the three current TADs in DeKalb County have not succeeded in meeting their tax revenue projections. The Kensington and Briarcliff TADs have decreased in tax digest value since their inception with Kensington showing a decrease in excess of 20 percent.
    3. After several years, the ongoing inability of the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta Public Schools to fulfill their intergovernmental agreement based on a TAD for the financing of the Beltline project demonstrates how unforeseen pitfalls can be costly to the local school system.
    4. The school tax digest for the Doraville TAD would be fixed for 25 years with a best case scenario of nine more additional years before the School District would recoup taxes that had been given up.

    “We are expected to be good stewards of our resources and I think making a 25-year commitment to freezing the school tax digest does not fulfill that commitment,” added Green.

    If after all that you still don’t understand, try reading a book about the subject.

  7. 7

    Frank S

    Nope, but thanks for playing…….NOT!

  8. 8

    So sad

    Well here ya go………the development will move forward. The DCSS taxes will be abated and there will be no new high school (that is already needed and will certainly be needed for a long time after all of the high density is developed on this site) for Doraville. Three cheers for Dr Green!
    http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2017/01/10/assembly-developer-project-to-break-ground-this.html

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