Vine City Attempting Financial Block Of Falcons New Stadium

  • Stephn Baldetti
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(newstadium.atlantafalcons.com)

The Atlanta Falcons have called the  Georgia Dome  “home”  for  the last 21 years. The stadium technology is now obsolete and the architecture is out dated.  As many older buildings usually are, the costs of maintenance  probably  exceeds  the necessary  expense  to  keep it running smoothly. The team’s plan is to move out of the Georgia Dome and into some new digs by 2017. The proposed new multipurpose  retractable roof facility,  “Falcons Stadium,” is the working title  for an estimated 1.2 billion dollar project.  The problem however, is  that not everyone is willing to help pay for it’s construction.

(Matthew Coller/AP Photo)

(Matthew Coller/AP Photo)

On December 10, 2012  the Georgia World Congress Center Authority came  forth and  unanimously approved a bill containing the initial  blueprints and most of the agreement terms for the new stadium plans.

Residents  Rev. William L. Cottrell, Sr.; Mamie Lee “Mother” Moore; Tracy Bates; and John Lewis III. of  Vine City, “an Atlanta suburb,”  have  called upon Attorney  John Woodham to represent their case. They are  taking legal action to try and prevent the sale of bonds,  which would help pay for a portion of the Falcon’s stadium expenses.

Lawsuit contends stadium bonds unconstitutional, violate Georgia’s environmental policies – See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2014/02/lawsuit-contends-stadium-bonds-unconstitutional-violate-environmental-policies/#sthash.1SQxYt9Z.dpuf

Woodham’s firm claims that the bonds violate the State’s environmental policies and are simply unconstitutional.

Saportareport.com contributor, David Pendered also stated,

“The motion raises legal issues involving the constitutionality of the hotel motel tax; the demolition of two churches; failure to address state-mandated environmental concerns; and failure to ask the Atlanta Regional Commission to review the project as a development of regional impact.”

The road to constructing  a new  facility for the Atlanta Falcons is a challenging one. However, with new stadiums popping up around the country, chances are it will probably end up getting built regardless of  how the lawsuit ends. The  real question is, who is it affecting and is it really a fair decision?Falcons-stadium-rendering

The motion raises legal issues involving the constitutionality of the hotel motel tax; the demolition of two churches; failure to address state-mandated environmental concerns; and failure to ask the Atlanta Regional Commission to review the project as a development of regional impact. – See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2014/02/lawsuit-contends-stadium-bonds-unconstitutional-violate-environmental-policies/#sthash.1SQxYt9Z.dpuf
The motion raises legal issues involving the constitutionality of the hotel motel tax; the demolition of two churches; failure to address state-mandated environmental concerns; and failure to ask the Atlanta Regional Commission to review the project as a development of regional impact. – See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2014/02/lawsuit-contends-stadium-bonds-unconstitutional-violate-environmental-policies/#sthash.1SQxYt9Z.dpuf
The motion raises legal issues involving the constitutionality of the hotel motel tax; the demolition of two churches; failure to address state-mandated environmental concerns; and failure to ask the Atlanta Regional Commission to review the project as a development of regional impact. – See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2014/02/lawsuit-contends-stadium-bonds-unconstitutional-violate-environmental-policies/#sthash.1SQxYt9Z.dpuf
The motion raises legal issues involving the constitutionality of the hotel motel tax; the demolition of two churches; failure to address state-mandated environmental concerns; and failure to ask the Atlanta Regional Commission to review the project as a development of regional impact. – See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2014/02/lawsuit-contends-stadium-bonds-unconstitutional-violate-environmental-policies/#sthash.1SQxYt9Z.dpuf
Lawsuit contends stadium bonds unconstitutional, violate Georgia’s environmental policies – See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2014/02/lawsuit-contends-stadium-bonds-unconstitutional-violate-environmental-policies/#sthash.1SQxYt9Z.dpuf
Lawsuit contends stadium bonds unconstitutional, violate Georgia’s environmental policies – See more at: http://saportareport.com/blog/2014/02/lawsuit-contends-stadium-bonds-unconstitutional-violate-environmental-policies/#sthash.1SQxYt9Z.dpuf

 

Sports-Kings Down and Distance Contributor Stephn Baldetti @StephnBdettiSK

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