Petition Delivery and Progress Report

Reports- Events and Actions Taken since 5/21/2017

  • 6/15/17 – Tony & Wendell met with Zack Gober with LaVista Associates
  • 6/21/17 – Roberta interviewed by CBS 46, Will Frampton, reporter shared on Atlanta’s Upper Westside page
  • 6/28/17 – PETITION DELIVERY:

Roberta, Keith, Steve and Celeste traveled to the State Capitol and presented the Connect the Comet Petition with letter to Governor Deal’s office.

“This morning​, four leaders of​ our​ Connect the Come​t group ​(Roberta, Celeste, Keith​ and​ Steve) delivered our nearly 4000​-​signature​ ​petition​ ​to Governor ​Nathan ​Deal’s office at the Capitol​, ​requesting ​​​​the State of Georgia ​to ​​acquire the unused CSX ​right-of-way needed to extend the ​Silver Comet ​Trail southeast into Atlanta and connect ​it ​with the popular Atlanta BeltLine Trail.​​ Later this afternoon, WSB C​hannel 2 ​N​ews ​(ABC) ​interviewed me at ​the right-of-way crossing on ​Plant Atkinson Road​ to see ​that the crossing has been completely paved over so the CSX ​tracks are no longer used. The Marietta Daily Journal ​has posted ​a story, and ​an Atlanta Journal​-Constitution story is ​coming.​”

Petition Presentation

See links below.

  • 6/28/17

    • Reports published by Megan Reed of the Marietta Daily Journal, Meris Lutz of the AJC and Edgar Treiguts of WSB Radio
    • Dan Colestock posted article to
    • Wendy Corona reported for WSB TV featuring Ed McBrayer of PATH and Roberta
    • Haisten Willis wrote about us on (also Jan 2017)
    • Ed McBrayer did an in depth interview with WABE NPR that aired July 3-4
  • 6/29/17 – Josh Green article on Curbed Atlanta- (Michael Kahn also did one 1/6/2017)
  • 7/11/17 – Ed McBrayer reports he is working on it “from a different angle”
  • 7/15/17 – Thank you note from the Governor’s office, but told to work through local state legislators
  • 7/17/17 – Max added PATH map to website
  • 7/20/17 – Roberta sent State Reps the petition with signed cover letter Georgia House Representatives: Rich Golick, Shelia Jones, Georgia Senators: Hunter Hill, Horacena Tate
  • 8/21/17 – PATH publishes article in their newsletter “IT’S TIME TO CONNECT THE COMET.” Roberta spoke with Cobb Commission Chairman at a public meeting
  • 8/28/17 – Roberta followed up with State Rep Rich Golick –requested support with Governor’s office, invited him to this meeting. Roberta has been referred to “Taylor “ in Constituent Services in the Governor’s Office
  • 9/8/17 – Tony got an update from State Property officer Steve Stancil

Media Coverage of Connect the Comet & Petition Delivery

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