Falcons & Braves Stadium Opposition Moves Forward in Unity

Monday, August 2, several groups came from Fulton County, Cobb County, and as far as 90 miles away, to converge on the Georgia State Capitol and let their voices be heard on the new Falcons and Braves stadium 'deals.' Debbie Dooley, of the Atlanta Tea Party, introduced the diverse group of coalition leaders and citizens who joined together to … [Read more...]

Citizens Petition Judge on Braves Bond

PETITION THE BRAVES BOND and putting millionaire handouts ahead of our schools and public safety. Honorable Judge Robert Leonard II, We concerned citizens of Cobb County encourage you to disavow a bond which commits Cobb Taxpayers to funding large portions of the Braves Stadium, committing our future tax dollars to a multi-billion … [Read more...]

Cobb board blocks opportunity for dissent

Posted: 12:00 a.m. Saturday, June 14, 2014 Atlanta Journal Constitution By Field Searcy Recently, the Cobb County Board of Commissioners ratified a series of agreements between the county and the Atlanta Braves obligating Cobb taxpayers with $397 million in revenue bonds. Braves President John Schuerholz has publicly stated this deal would … [Read more...]

AFF Economics of Stadium Subsidies Debate

America's Future Foundation held a debate this week. We decided to livestream last minute with what we had, so quality of visual leaves much to be desired, however, we hope you can use the audio. We are trying to find a better video. It was a very good debate, which should be heard by all who would consider using taxpayer … [Read more...]

CGT Says Stop Spending on Braves Stadium

Thursday morning, Citizens for Governmental Transparency (CGT) delivered a written request to the Cobb Board of Commissioners to put a moratorium on public spending for the Braves stadium until long-term costs involved are shared with the public and pending ethical and legal complaints are resolved. Representatives explained that they do not wish … [Read more...]

Braves will close today on more land near stadium site

By Tim Tucker The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The Atlanta Braves will close today on the purchase of an additional 25 acres of land near the site of their planned new Cobb County stadium for about $15 million, a team official told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We’re doing what we said we were going to do,” Braves executive vice … [Read more...]

Citizens Express Concerns at 2nd Town Hall

Citizens for Governmental Transparency (CGT) held their second citizens town hall at Turner A.M.E. church in Marietta. Residents discussed their concerns surrounding the transparency of the Cobb County Commission's decision to bring the Braves stadium to Cobb County as well as other issues that will effect the county as a result. Cobb County … [Read more...]

Taxpayer group wants more say in Braves stadium plan

Larry Copeland, USA TODAY MARIETTA, Ga. — The Atlanta Braves' move from downtown Atlanta to a yet-to-be built stadium 12 miles away in suburban Cobb County seems to be a settled issue. But a group of Cobb residents at a town hall meeting Tuesday night pressed ahead with their demand for more transparency and public input in how – or even … [Read more...]

CGT Citizens Town Hall Livestream

Citizens for Governmental Transparency 'Citizens Voice' Town Hall series. Residents of Cobb County, who feel the Braves stadium process was rushed and lacking of transparency, came out to express themselves to fellow citizens, elected representatives, and candidates who attended. The town hall had some heated moments, but ended on a very … [Read more...]

CGT Citizens Town Hall March 18

IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACTS: Sharon J. Hill 678-900-2405 sjhpreye@gmail.com Rich Pellegrino 404-573-1199 Pilgrim1@mindspring.com MEDIA ADVISORY Cobb Citizens Town Hall: The Citizens’ Voice re: the Proposed Braves Deal WHO: COBB CITIZENS FOR GOVERNMENTAL TRANSPARENCY (CGT) WHAT: Citizens Town Hall Meeting WHEN: Tuesday March 18, 2014, … [Read more...]