Atlanta Press Club Media Alert

The Future of Transit in the Atlanta Region —
and How the Gwinnett-MARTA Vote Could Change the Landscape

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Join the Atlanta Press Club for a conversation with some of the region’s leading voices on transportation.  The discussion will focus on the March 19 referendum on extending MARTA into Gwinnett County, and how the vote may help shape the future of transportation in Atlanta.   

Doug Hooker, executive director, Atlanta Regional Commission
Charlotte Nash, chair, Gwinnett County Commission
Jeff Parker, general manager andCEO, MARTA
Chris Tomlinson, executive director, State Road & Tollway Authority (SRTA) and the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) and interim executive director, Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL)

Moderated by Maria Saporta, Atlanta Business Chronicle & SaportaReport

Monday, March 11
11:30 a.m.– Registration
Noon  – Lunch
12:20 p.m. – Discussion with Q & A
1:15 p.m. – Adjourn

The Commerce Club
191 Peachtree Street NE, 49th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303

Dress at the Commerce Club is business attire.

The ticket price does not include parking. Parking is available in the 191 Building parking deck with entrances on Ellis Street and Peachtree Center Avenue. Discounted parking vouchers for this deck will be available for $10 at the event. Guests must bring the ticket they receive upon entering the deck to receive a discount. The Peachtree Center MARTA station is also conveniently located nearby.

The Atlanta Press Club offers sponsorship opportunities and promotion for your company with this event. Please contact Lauri Strauss at or 404-523-1318 for details and benefits.

This luncheon is open to the public.

Working journalists who wish to cover this event but not partake in lunch may attend for free. Reservations are still required and can be made by calling 404-577-7377 or emailing

APC Member Prices
General admission ticket – $30
Table of 10 – $300
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign & program listing – $325

Nonmember Prices
General admission ticket – $40
Table of 10 – $400
Sponsor table of 10 with table sign & program listing – $450

Not a member? Click here for more information.

Tickets and tables may be purchased here or by calling 404-577-7377. Payment must accompany reservations, and there is a 48 business-hour cancellation policy.

Lilburn Neighborhood Meetings Set for Gwinnett Transit Referendum Education

There will be three public neighborhood meetings to learn about the special March 19 vote on the Gwinnett Transit Referendum. Please attend any of the following meetings to learn how the new transit plan will affect you:

Monday, February 25, at Plaza Las Americas
6 – 7 p.m. in the lounge near the food court
733 Pleasant Hill Road
Lilburn, GA 30047

Wednesday, February 27, at Lilburn City Hall
6-7 p.m. in the shared meeting room
340 Main Street NW
Lilburn, GA 30047

Thursday, February 28 at Lilburn Alliance Church
6-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
5915 Lawrenceville Highway
Tucker, GA 30084

For information on the referendum, you can download the fact sheet here.
Click here for Spanish.
Click here for Korean.
Click here for Vietnamese.

2018 Millage Rate Notice




In compliance with O.C.G.A. §48-5, the Lilburn Community Improvement District (“CID”) reports that at its meeting on July 2, 2018, beginning at 9:00 A.M. at Providence Christian Academy, 4575 Lawrenceville Highway, Lilburn, Gwinnett County, Georgia, the Lilburn CID Board of Directors will vote upon a proposal to levy an ad valorem taxation rate of 5 mills, and will set its millage rate for the lawful purposes of the District for the current calendar year.  Set forth below are the assessed taxable values of the properties subject to taxes for the current year and the immediately preceding five years, the total dollar amount of ad valorem taxes proposed to be levied for the current year and levied in the immediately preceding five years, as well as the percentage and total dollar increases or decreases with respect to the immediately preceding calendar year.  All property levied upon is real property.  The millage rate for each year has been 5 mills.

Year                         Assessed Value          Taxes Levied             % Change                  $ Change

2013                        $42,581,120               $212,905                           10%                   $   19,907


2014                      $41,843,480               $209,217                       –     2%                 – $     3,688


2015                      $46,848,440               $234,242                            12%                  $    25,025


2016                        $62,631,320               $313,156                            34%                  $    78,914


2017                        $65,538,960               $327,695                              5%                  $    14,539


2018proposed          $71,883,205               $359,416                            10%                  $    31,721


  1. Lynn Rainey, PC – State Bar No. 592350 – 358 Roswell Street, Suite 1130,

Marietta, Georgia 30060 – (770) 421-6040

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