Brokers and developers' representatives attending the county'spublic meeting tell the commissioners may try again tovote on the project Dec. 21. The city is anxious to have FultonCounty join the Atlanta City Council and the Atlanta Board ofEducation as partners in the project but acknowledge Fulton legallyhas until June 30, 2006 to make a decision.

The school board has committed an estimated $850 million infuture property taxes over the next 25 years it will take tocomplete the Beltline. The undertaking consists of homes, offices,shops, entertainment, hiking trails, recreation areas, new transitroutes and public parks, board officials confirm

The Atlanta CityCouncil has approved a special tax district to help pay for theproject by committing taxes collected on future developments, reported Nov. 9. The city plans to sell $111 million inbonds, revenue that would be used to buy prime land sites beforespeculators acquire them, city staffers tell

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