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To offset revenue that has fallen by millions of dollars in recent months, Athens-Clarke officials likely will both raise some taxes and fees and cut spending. Among the dozens of proposals:
► Reducing bus frequency along Hawthorne Avenue, saving $158,000.
► Eliminating The Link, an on-demand van service, saving $54,000.
► Raising adult bus fares by 25 cents, generating about $375,000.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Meanwhile, Kevan Williams delves into the role of maps and images in communicating development project proposals.
While leaving the DOT board in place, the bill takes away much of its authority and gives it to a new director of planning, who will be named by the governor with the approval of the House Transportation Committee.
But the bill also gives the General Assembly power to decide how to spend a goodly portion of the state’s road-building money.