Friday, July 14, 2017

Four ‘permanent’ rainbow crosswalks in city’s gay neighborhood cost taxpayers nearly $200,000

Four ‘permanent’ rainbow crosswalks in city’s gay neighborhood cost taxpayers nearly $200,000
Four crosswalks at an intersection in a predominantly gay Atlanta neighborhood were just adorned with “permanent” rainbow colors — not painted, but via thermoplastic tiles — which cost taxpayers $196,000, WXIA-TV reported.
The tiles are supposed to last 10 years before maintenance is needed, and the price tag is 0.3 of 1 percent of the city’s transportation budget, the station said. But WXIA still asked those footing the bill if spending nearly $200K to add rainbow colors to four crosswalks in what’s considered the heart of Atlanta’s gay community was a good idea.
“I say that money should be spent in schools,” one man told the station.
Read More: http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/07/14/four-permanent-rainbow-crosswalks-in-citys-gay-neighborhood-cost-taxpayers-nearly-200000/

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