Author: Ben Young

The GreenRoom: March 2006

It's been a good year so far for Metro Atlanta's environment. The city and the Beltline Partnership purchased the Bellwood Quarry from Vulcan Materials. Plans call for a 50-acre lake with 351 acres of greenspace - the nation's largest city park.

The GreenRoom: February 2006

GreenRoom is glad to see Georgia's northern right whales featured in the "Georgia Explorer" exhibit at the new Georgia Aquarium. Few Georgians are aware that these beautiful creatures spend the winter and give birth to their calves in our waters.

Cobb County: A New Marietta

Marietta Redevelopment Director Gary Mongeon is anticipating a lot of action out of this year's Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) referendum, which passed in September. As he puts it, "There's a ton of stuff going on in Marietta right now."

The GreenRoom: January 2006

Former MARTA General Manager Nathaniel Ford, Sr., who has resigned to head the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, leaves MARTA in a better situation than he found it, having, among other things, called attention to its plight.