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Meyer von Bremen restores Chattahoochee money

March 8, 2004

ATLANTA - Albany's Senate Minority Leader Michael Meyer von Bremen successfully amended the 2004 state budget this week to restore $61,000 to increase funding for the Historic Chattahoochee Commission. The Commission, organized in 1970, is charged with the responsibility of promoting tourism and historic preservation throughout the Chattahoochee River corridor.

 Sen. Meyer von Bremen commended Cuthbert Rep. Gerald Greene and Parrott's Bob Hanner for fighting to restore the money in the House version of the Budget. In 1978, the Georgia General Assembly and the Alabama legislature passed identical legislation to establish an interstate compact for operation of the Commission.

 Georgia counties that are part of the Commission include Chattahoochee, Clay, Decatur, Early, Harris, Muscogee, Quitman, Randolph, Seminole, Stewart, and Troup. The Commission is funded by both states, and is the only tourism/preservation agency in the nation with official authority to cross state lines to pursue goals common to all of the counties involved.

"The Chattahoochee Commission is important to so many of our citizens in southwest Georgia," Sen. Meyer von Bremen said during the Senate floor debate. "The tourism industry is extremely important to our economy, and the Historic Chattahoochee Commission allows us to focus attention on the Chattahoochee Valley's many historic, scenic, and recreational attractions.

"The economic benefits of tourism are amazing, and we need to do everything within our power to keep money coming into the state of Georgia - particularly outside money. This is one of those occasions when the old adage 'you have to spend money to make money' really applies. I hope that the members of the General Assembly see fit to keep this money in the 2004 budget for the benefit of south Georgia and the tourism dollars it will bring to our struggling economy."

 

posted at 10:00AM by dave.miller@walb.com

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