10 Metro Counties, Including Gwinnett, Convening at Town Hall Meeting
The event, scheduled for Saturday, is to discuss transportation issues, growth and the future of the Metro Atlanta area.
The Civic League for Regional Atlanta is inviting the public to join a citizen conversation on transportation, growth and the future of Metro Atlanta.
Get a Move On, a 10-County Town Hall, will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday at Loudermilk Center, 40 Courtland Street NE in downtown Atlanta. This organization, involving 64 cities, pulls together residents from the metro area's rural, suburban and urban areas to air out the issues surrounding next year's penny tax referendum for transportation projects.
According to a press release, participants will hear presentations about growth patterns and projections for the next 30 years; details about the Transportation Investment Act and the referendum; and a talk on what it means to be a region. Attendees will get a chance to share their insights and opinions, with the help of clicker technology and small-group discussions.
Get a Move On is a yearlong initiative that hopes to harness involvement about crucial regional issues that will reach beyond transportation to areas such as education, water and economic sustainability.
The following organizations are part of the Get a Move On Steering Committee: AARP-Georgia, Atlanta Planning Advisory Board, Atlanta Regional Commission, Citizens for Progressive Transit, Clayton Grassroots Leadership Institute; Cobb Community Foundation, Cobb County Young Republicans, Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Faith and the City, Fulton County Taxpayers Foundation, Georgia Conservancy, Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities, Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute, League of Women Voters, Libertarian Party of Georgia, Livable Communities Coalition, Mothers and Others for Clean Air, Northeast Georgia Community Foundation, Partnership for Community Action, Partnership for Southern Equity, PEDS, Regional Council of Churches of Atlanta, Safe Routes to School, Statewide Independent Living Council of Georgia, United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta and Young Democrats of Georgia - Metro Atlanta.
The Get a Move On 10-County Town Hall is free and open to the public. People wishing to participate can register online or call (404) 221-1553. You may also visit www.getamoveonATL.comfor full details. The Civic League for Regional is a nonpartisan nonprofit seeking to engage regional citizens in the plans and policies shaping their future.