In the video clip shown below Kathryn Rice, Imagine Greenhaven, advocates that franchise fees and taxes are not the same thing in her argument that taxes in the proposed Greenhaven, Ga will not go up. Both will come out of the pockets of the citizens of Greenhaven just in a different manner. Taxes are paid directly would be paid directly by Greenhaven citizens and franchisee fees would be collected by utilities, such as Georgia Power and Comcast, then passed on to Greenhaven, Ga citizens through those companies on your monthly bill.
Dr. Kathryn Rice is a Board Member of Greenhaven Business Alliance, Founder of Concerned Citizens for Cityhood of South DeKalb, Inc (CCCSD) and Founder of South DeKalb Improvement Association, Inc. (SDIA). All of these organizations are in someway connected to Imagine Greenhaven and Greenhaven Now. The Boards Members of Imagine Greenhaven are all on the Boards of SDIA and CCCSD. The have created several groups so that it will be difficult to trace money. For example, funds for lobbyist are not under Imagine Greenhaven or Greenhaven Now. They are under Concerned Citizens for Cityhood of South DeKalb. She was most recently employed at Pittsburg Community Improvement Association, though she resigned in 2017.
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