Untie Atlanta, a group supporting the July 31 TSPLOST referendum, has launched a new television ad and two radio spots.
The television ad entitled “Tied Up,” captures a commuter, already late to see her child play in a baseball game, getting stuck in a traffic jam. The driver’s seat belts start to tighten around her, trapping her for another long trip home.
The ad is available for online viewing at http://youtu.be/OMDA5mHnl8Y
Ambassador Andrew Young, who served as Mayor of Atlanta in the 1980s, is featured in a radio ad called “Penny Wise.” He reminds listeners that many of Atlanta’s great accomplishments have featured public investment, referring to building the busiest airport in the world and securing the 1996 Olympic Games. Young encourages voters to support the referendum and “keep our city moving forward.”
The “Penny Wise” radio ad can be found here: http://youtu.be/SU1A_jXMBd0
Another radio spot, “Bad Advice,” is available at http://youtu.be/FunMpZJf8Qo
“These ads get right to the heart of what is at stake in this referendum,” Untie Atlanta campaign manager Che Watkins said. “We have commuters tied up in traffic, and some folks want us to just sit back and do nothing, ensuring that the problem will just get worse and more expensive to fix."
In Sunday's East Cobb Patch, columnist Tim Langley continued , telling readers not to be taken in by suggestions that the referendum would foster greater cooperation among local governing bodies in metro Atlanta.
"It's time to refocus on Cobb County and Cobb Countians, for improving our community will improve metro Atlanta," Langley wrote.