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...]

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...]

CGT Leads Charge for Government Transparency

Cobb Citizens for Governmental Transparency (CGT), a group of organizations representing a diverse cross-section of Cobb residents, recently held a public roundtable to make Cobb citizens aware of the many concerns surrounding the stealth process used to hasten the Braves Stadium move to Cobb County. CGT will host the first in a series of … [Read more...]

CGT Seeks Government Transparency at Ga State Capitol

There is a time worn phrase attributed to Charles Dudley Warner to the affect that “Politics makes strange bedfellows.” An example of the veracity of that observation was on display at the Georgia Capitol yesterday. A “strange duck” of an organization gathered to address their concerns around the move of the Atlanta Braves from their Atlanta … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Is Cobb Commission playing fair ball?

Yesterday afternoon, the Cobb County Commission held the second public hearing on the vote to build a new Braves stadium in Cobb County where police and hallway monitors made their presence well-known. People against today's vote are only asking for a 60-day delay on the vote so they can do a more in-depth analysis of the proposed development. … [Read more...]