Cobb Residents Speak Out on Braves Stadium – Government – Marietta, GA Patch

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Nov

Cobb Residents Speak Out on Braves Stadium – Government – Marietta, GA Patch

More than 300 people, in roughly similar numbers of support and opposition, turned out at the Cobb Senior Wellness Center in Marietta, cheering wildly while waving signs, and sometimes booing and heckling, during a 90-minute town hall meeting hosted by Cobb commissioner Helen Goreham.

She more often than not deferred to Commission Chairman Tim Lee, who negotiated the stadium proposal with the Braves, and who took the brunt of the criticism from opponents.

The Cobb commission is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a memorandum of understanding that would allow the Braves and the county to build a $672 million stadium near Cumberland Mall, mostly with revenue bonds and assorted taxes in the Cumberland Community Improvement District.

The Cobb commitment would come to $300 million, with Goreham and Lee assuring voters their property taxes would not rise, and that only $8.7 million of existing tax money would be paid annually over the next 30 years.

via Cobb Residents Speak Out on Braves Stadium – Government – Marietta, GA Patch.

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