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Comm Larry Johnson of DeKalb County & the Transportation Tax

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Metro Atlanta will be voting on a critical transportation tax in 2012. Join us as we explore how Atlantans will benefit, why it's necessary and the challenges that faced in getting it passed.

Commissioner Larry Johnson was elected as the DeKalb 3rd District Commissioner in November 2002. With the overwhelming support of the community he won with 92 percent of the vote, making him one the youngest commissioners to ever be elected to serve on the Board of Commissioners. During his first year in office, he accomplished a number of things, including voting for 32 million dollars in infrastructure and highway improvements, such as sidewalks and improvements to relieve traffic congestion; the Millage Rate was decreased for homeowners; and the adoption of the Property Maintenance Ordinance. Commissioner Johnson has served as Chairman of the Economic Development/Planning Committee for the Board of Commissioners; is past the Chair of the Board of Education/Board of Commissioners Intergovernmental Committee; former chair of the Budget Review Committee; former chair of the Economic Development/Planning Committee; and currently serves as the Chair of the MARTA Partnership Committee and is also the current Chair of the Economic Development Committee.

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