The Marietta Daily Journal – Cobb opts not to go extra ARC mile

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The Marietta Daily Journal – Cobb opts not to go extra ARC mile

MARIETTA — The Cobb Board of Commissioners has told a regional agency it will not meet the top guidelines that some critics believe come straight from the Agenda 21 filing cabinet of the United Nations.

Commissioners were presented with two options by the Atlanta Regional Commission last spring for meeting a January 2014 deadline that involves obtaining federal money. One option is to comply with the minimum standards put out by the ARC. The other is to go the extra mile and get a “certification of excellence.” Maintaining compliance is tied to the county’s status as a “qualified local government,” a designation that can make the difference when applying for federal grants.

“There are certain grants and loans that are tied to that so if a community doesn’t maintain their qualified local government status then they can lose funding from those particular loans and grants,” said Dana Johnson, county planning manager.

via The Marietta Daily Journal – Cobb opts not to go extra ARC mile.

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