The Great Recession has hit DeKalb County with a vengeance.
Thousands of residents are out of work, four years after the onslaught on the worst economic downturn since the 1930s.
Home values are under water throughout the county. And there are those, unbelievably, who think we should turn our backs on a $1.1 billion investment in our county.
Such opposition to the July 31 transportation referendum is questionable. Most of the opposition is rooted in emotion and anger.
There is anger that South DeKalb will not receive a rail line to Stonecrest Mall. There is emotion that our county is being asked to pay for a second penny for transportation when it has already paid the MARTA tax for three decades.
I understand the opposition. But the opportunity before us is too great to turn our backs on.
DeKalb citizens should Vote Yes on July 31 for the