First Slice 8/5/14: Anti-stadium coalition asks state lawmakers to require voter approval on taxpayer-funded projects

Music Midtown faces neighborhood opposition, Downtown gets cycle tracks, and more


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A group opposed to the proposed Braves and Falcons stadiums have called upon state legislators to let voters decide whether hundreds of millions of their taxpayer dollars should go to fund massive public-private partnerships. "When you have public-private partnerships of this magnitude, it is wrong that voters were not required to give their approval," Atlanta Tea Party co-chair Debbie Dooley told reporters outside the Gold Dome.

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Watch out, Music Midtown! The Midtown Neighbors Association has opposed your application due to "due to safety, logistics, Piedmont Park wear/tear, and noise issues."

Get ready, Downtown: You're about to be the proud owner of new cycle tracks on John Portman Boulevard between Piedmont Avenue and Centennial Olympic Park, Peachtree Center Boulevard between Edgewood Avenue and Peachtree Street, Tenth Street between Charles Allen Drive and Myrtle Street, and Fifth Street between Georgia Tech and Peachtree Street.

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