“The nearly $200,000 price tag for a permanent rainbow crosswalk in Atlanta to commemorate gay pride left citizens questioning whether taxpayer funds were well spent.
A report from NBC affiliate 11Alive said no one the station spoke with seemed to take issue with the pro-homosexual message, but it was the cost that got under most people’s skin.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced in June that the city would permanently install the rainbow crosswalk at the intersection of Piedmont Avenue and 10th Street in midtown Atlanta.
The announcement was in conjunction with an observance of the one-year anniversary of the terrorist attack on Orlando’s Pulse gay nightclub that took 49 lives.
The intersection is the central point of Atlanta’s gay community.”