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...]

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...]

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...]

Introduction to Ethics Filed with Cobb County

The recent ethics filing from advocate Gary Pelphrey continues the ongoing discussion of the appropriate role of local government with private business interests, in this case the Cobb County Commission. A majority of Georgians, as witnessed by a recent Georgia College poll, do not agree that government should assist major league sports business … [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...]

Commissioner Ott Takes Heat from Cobb Citizens

I wrote in an earlier column applauding the courage of Commissioner Lisa Cupid (Cobb County District 4). Ms. Cupid made a difficult vote in November of this past year when she stood against the other Commissioners, and with many citizens, in requesting a delay in the decision on the Braves Stadium move to Cobb County. This courage helped inspire … [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 Holding Another Citizens Town Hall Tonight

Cobb residents invited to express themselves at tonight’s town hall. Turner Chapel AME Church 492 North Marietta Pkwy NE,  Marietta, GA 30060 Anti-stadium group to discuss potential lawsuits, new taxes. By Dan Klepal dan.klepal@ajc.com A grass-roots organization opposed to Cobb County’s $300 million investment in a new Atlanta Braves stadium … [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...]