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Supervisors want role in development agency

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Several Fulton County supervisors are interested in serving as directors of an economic development agency that agreed to make the political appointments in return for a $75,000 stipend from the county. Fulton County Board of Supervisors Chairman Michael F. Gendron would not identify his colleagues who want to be part of the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth. The CRG was created in March to serve as a parent corporation for the formerly separate Fulton ...

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January 1, 2013
8:11 a.m.

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They are headed in the right direction, but these development agencies need to be more accountable to the people because they are making decisions to tax and spend the peoples money through PILOTS. Seats should be open to the people and elected by the people.

January 1, 2013
10:39 a.m.

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Tough choice - 100% of the EDC Board there on account of their experience in economic development (read as self-interest) or 33% there on account of their lack of experience in economic development (read as politics).

The only really important change is the requirement "to file annual audited statements and an annual report"! Jim Mcguire, wherever you are, THANK YOU VERY MUCH! (And thanks Mike Lamendola for keeping the pressure on.)