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City Leaders head to Atlanta with wish list

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MAYOR TERESA TOMLINSON, CITY MANAGER ISAIAH HUGLEY, CHAMBER PRESIDENT MIKE GAYMON AND OTHER LEADERS ARE MEETING WITH BOTH THE GEORGIA HOUSE AND THE SENATE TOMORROW.
   AND THEY WILL BE HITTING ON MULTIPLE KEY ISSUES...FROM EDUCATION TO THE MILITARY.
FIRST ON THE AGENDA...MEETING WITH THE CHANCELLOR OF THE BOARD OF REGENTS TO DISCUSS COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY AND THE UNIVERSITY'S GROWTH PLAN.
   THE OFFICIALS WILL THEN MEET WITH THE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSIONER FOR A TSPLOST UPDATE.
   COLUMBUS WAS ONE OF ONLY THREE REGIONS IN THE STATE THAT PASSED THE TSPLOST AND LOCAL LEADERS SAY THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE TRANSPORTATION DECISIONS MADE IN THE REST OF THE STATE DON'T NEGATIVELY IMPACT OUR REGION.
   AND CHAMBER PRESIDENT MIKE GAYMON SAYS IF THE RECENTLY MILITARY CUTS DON'T COME UP IN ATLANTA TOMORROW, THEY WILL MAKE SURE TO BRING IT UP.
"When you look at the total of all the military bases as far as jobs, as far as investment, as far as the kind of dollars that these military bases in Georgia represent, I think it's safe to say it's the largest industry group.  So what's the role for the state? I think the state needs to do it's part to make sure that Georgia and the rest of the military bases in Georgia are heard from and that we do everything we can to be good stewards."
   OFFICIALS SAY THEY WILL ALSO BEGIN THE CONVERSATION WITH THE CAPITOL ABOUT SETTING UP THE REDEVELOPMENT DISTRICTS THE MAYOR TALKED ABOUT IN HER STATE OF THE CITY ADDRESS LAST MONTH.
 

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