Sunshine Can Peek Through a Wee Hole

A vote will be taken today (November 26) by the Cobb County Commission on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Atlanta Braves organization. This action will culminate a two week whirlwind of activity undertaken by this public-private coalition. The rapid fire actions by the Cobb Commission were strategically driven as they seek to avoid a protracted review of these actions by the public.

This vote will tell a story. Not so much regarding the prospects for building a new stadium and relocating the Atlanta Braves, but about the trust the citizens of Cobb can place in their current Commission members.

Yesterday we saw a high profile fraud action reaffirmed against ex-Commissioner Kevin Kenerly of Gwinnett County on charges of accepting a $1 million dollar bribe for purposes of criminally directing decisions on behalf of real estate investors. Today, we see the Cobb Commission acting in a manner intended to obscure their purposes.  Can this be good and prudent government?

James Strawn About James Strawn

James is an IT consultant and solutions architect with decades of experience working on various major projects with Fortune 500 companies. He is also an author and editor for DecidingTheVote.com, a blog forum for politically active citizens and professionals.

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