Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and state Senator Vincent Fort stopped by our stations today and engaged in a heated debate over the T-Splost transportation referendum. The debate was moderated by Radio One Atlanta’s news/community affairs director, Denise Dunbar.
Metro Atlantans will decide whether or not to pass the referendum when they head to the polls on July 31st. The proposed 1 percent sales tax throughout the region is expected to fund a list of transportation projects within the area.
Mayor Reed supports the referendum, as does Andrew Young, Congressman John Lewis and Joseph Lowery. Senator Fort and John Evans, who heads the DeKalb County NAACP, are among the public figures who oppose the bill.
Listen to Mayor Reed and Senator Fort debate T-Splost below: