District 56 candidate Britt declares support for regional transportation referendum
Atlanta, GA – Ken Britt, who is seeking the State House District 56 seat, has signed a pledge to vote “Yes” on the Metro Atlanta Regional Transportation Referendum. His signal of support for the regional transportation referendum scheduled for a July 31 vote comes in response to a questionnaire from a coalition of several metro Atlanta business organizations.
The question asks, “Will you publicly support the passage of the $8.5 billion regional transportation referendum, which includes 157 regional transportation projects and $1.3 billion for local transportation investments?”
“I believe the regional transportation referendum is an important part of addressing Atlanta’s traffic congestion,” says Britt, who will be on the ballot – for District 56 - July 31 along with the referendum. “While many may think of congestion simply as a nuisance, it’s vital to realize transportation solutions are at the core of economic development, quality of life and other issues.”
The coalition which put forth the questionnaire for political candidates to sign is being spearheaded by the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and includes these other organizations: American Council of Engineering Companies of GA, American Institute of Architects, Atlanta Chapter, Associated Builders and Contractors, Associated General Contractors, Atlanta Apartment Association, Atlanta Board of Realtors/Atlanta Commercial, Board of Realtors, Buckhead Coalition, Clayton County Chamber of Commerce, Central Atlanta Progress, Cobb Chamber of Commerce, Conyers-Rockdale Chamber of Commerce, Council for Quality Growth, DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, Douglas County Chamber of Commerce, Dunwoody Chamber of Commerce, GA. Construction Aggregates Association, Georgia Beverage Association, Georgia Concrete Paving Association, Georgia Concrete Products Association, Georgia Construction Aggregate Association, Georgia Mining Association, Georgia Restaurant Association, Georgia Technology Association, Georgia/Carolinas Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute, Greater Atlanta Homebuilders, Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Henry County Chamber of Commerce, Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce, and the Portland Cement Association – Southeast.
Britt is seeking the District 56 seat of retiring Rep. Kathy Ashe, who has endorsed him in the race. The new district includes all or part of 25 neighborhoods, stretching from Piedmont Heights through Ansley Park, Atlantic Station, Home Park, and Georgia Tech, across the western parts of Midtown and Downtown to English Avenue, Vine City, the Atlanta University Center, Bankhead, Washington Park, Mozley Park, West End, West Lake, Dixie Hills, Peyton Forest, and Audobon Forest.