Yesterday, I wrote about a pressing issue of this (non-)election cycle: holding our State Senator Renee Unterman (Senate Site |Facebook Page) accountable for keeping the status quo of questionable ethics and unmitigated influence on the Senate's Leadership. (Link:
To that end, I "I [urged] Senator Unterman to call for a meeting of the committee on Assignments, and to have Senators like Don Balfour removed from the leadership ranks, so that our Senator will no longer be linked to such ilk."
While criticism is often much easier to dispense and deflect, constructive feedback and partnerships are much harder to both embrace and build. To her credit, Sen. Unterman is embracing social media by taking to Facebook to solicit feedback on the failed T-SPLOST, and how we think she should represent our interests moving forward.
I was going to link directly to her post, so that she could get even more feedback on the T-SPLOST, but alas, she has chosen to de-friend me. I'll write more about social media etiquette tomorrow, but for now, please feel free to post what you think the legislature should do next.
Personally, here are my ideas:
- I am not a big fan of HOT lanes or toll lanes
- I would like to see the DOT's organization aligned better with local planning.
- There is $200 Million worth of gas tax currently appropriated for general debt service - that should go back to the transportation expenditures.
- I would like to see her to work to heal the Gwinnett area into a region with Atlanta, since we are symbiotic.