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...]

YOU Will Pay for Braves Bonds

Their Braves commercial promised "NO NEW PROPERTY OR SALES TAXES." However, the taxpayers of Cobb County (that is EVERYONE living in Cobb) should read the Intergovernmental Agreement (Exhibit B)  between the County (taxpayers) and the Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority. It binds YOU, in specific contract terms, to pay off the … [Read more...]

Subsidized Stadiums: Home Run or Foul Ball?

[Editor Update: We originally posted this as a live streamed debate, but the quality left much to be desired. We are happy to announce that America's Future Foundation provided us with the much better quality video below. A special thanks to everyone at AFF!] Economists Dr. Bruce Seaman of Georgia State University and Dr. Victor Matheson of the … [Read more...]

Cobb’s embarrassing handout hits the finish line

By Jeff Schultz - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The difference between what happened Tuesday night in a Cobb County meeting room and what happens 162 days a year in a baseball season is the Braves never had to face an opponent. Imagine if it always worked that way. They would never lose. The Braves will get their new stadium in Cobb … [Read more...]

Cobb BOC Votes YES on $397,000,000

Go Braves! Go Cobb County Board of Commissioners! Home run for who?... … [Read more...]

Braves President: Stadium Deal Had To Be Done In Secret

by Tom Ley Deadspin.com Atlanta Braves president John Schuerholz spoke to the Atlanta Press Club last week, and said some rich guy shit that was so painfully lacking in self-awareness that it's hard to imagine him saying it without adjusting his monocle. During his speech, Schuerholz admitted that the deal to move the Atlanta Braves into a … [Read more...]

Bond deals missing from Cobb Development Authority

Craig Kootsillas Marietta Homeowners Examiner CUMBERLAND - Millions in bond transactions spanning decades executed by the Development Authority of Cobb County (DACC) lie undocumented after it was revealed that meeting minutes and financial reports of the DACC prior to July 1997 are missing. "I have gone back and reviewed our Minute Books for … [Read more...]

Polls show Cobb County voters want Braves closer, but don’t want to pay for the move

By Greg Bluestein, Daniel Malloy and Jim Galloway Atlanta Journal Constitution With a primary vote only days away, a pair of polls commissioned by an anonymous group of Atlanta business interests has found that voters in the northern half of Cobb County – who are about to weigh in on two county commission races – like the idea of the Braves … [Read more...]