The proposed tax is unfair and racist.
The state of Georgia will take over and operate MARTA. This will lead to privatization and loss of jobs for blacks and others.
DeKalb will not have fair representation on the MARTA board of directors.
The regional Transportation Roundtable has 21 members. The taxpaying counties have four votes and non-taxpaying counties have 17 votes. DeKalb never had a chance for the I-20 rail.
The DeKalb County Commission and MARTA recommended the I-20 rail, but the roundtable turned it down.
Blacks are always underserved and never get a fair share of taxes paid.
Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Douglas, Fayette, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties have never paid a penny to support MARTA.
We are asking blacks and right-thinking people in all 10 counties to oppose the 1-cent transportation tax.
For more information, call the DeKalb County Branch NAACP at 404-241-8006.