Macon-Bibb NAACP president David Booker says the proposed list of penny tax projects doesn't fairly represent low income residents, African Americans or senior citizens.
Booker believes projects like the completion of the Tubman Museum would help economic growth, and shouldn't be put in the recreation category.
He says the city needs to focus on solving the economic problems first,
in order to address the needs of Macon's "disenfranchised."
"Contrary to popular belief, that's who runs this city--the low income people, African Americans, and senior citizens," Booker maintains. "No federal funds come in this city, other than for those three groups. We want justice and fairness for everyone. 9,000 people voted during this runoff election, and they feel that they have no representation in City Hall."
Booker tells us he wants the Mayor to move forward on these projects with the NAACP, but thinks the city and county need to rethink their priorities.