Group gathers in opposition of Ga. 400 toll

A group of concerned citizens gathered to oppose Ga. 400's toll at the Roswell Public Library, just several miles away from the highway.

Garland Favorito, a Roswell resident, spoke to about a dozen people. He said the issue has been close to his heart since 1989, when plans to build the road were being finalized. He is the founder of Voter GA, the non-profit organization that hosted the discussion.

The toll was implemented to pay for the construction of the road, and Favorito said the tolls have already generated the necessary money.

"We're stuck with a toll for a road we've already paid for," Favorito said.

Favorito said Governor Nathan Deal pledged to remove the toll in 2010. Now, he said he wants the governor to come through with his promise.

Those who attended came to learn more about the issue and voice their opinions.

"I came out to learn why the tolls haven't come off," said Larry Laibson, a Roswell resident.

Favorito said the group will hold a press conference in July and deliver a petition to the governor.