All voters in District 3 should be aware of the Cobb County 2040 plan so that you can ask questions and voice your concerns.
According to the Cobb County Website:
A Comprehensive Plan is a long-range plan intended to direct the growth and physical development of a community for a 20+ year period. Preparing a comprehensive plan allows for utility, transportation, and community facilities planning, aiding in a more time and cost-effective planning and budgeting program. The plan includes policies relevant to the development of various physical elements that make a community successful, including transportation, housing, recreation, and public facilities.
A Comprehensive Plan also provides for the distribution and relationships of various land uses; this land-use element serves as a basis for future physical development recommendations. These recommendations are supported by a set of goals and objectives drawn from existing conditions and the desires and aspirations of the citizens.
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 7:02 PM
Cobb County Hosts East Cobb Cityhood Feasibility Meeting
February 15, 2022 - Cobb County Commission. I attended this meeting via YouTube and had a few take aways for the folks living in the area that would be potentially included in the City of East Cobb. Each department presented their "open questions" that were not answered by the City of East Cobb feasibility study. I walked away wanting to know more and I think most voters will feel the same.
The shortened timeline for voting does put voters at a disadvantage in that they may not have adequate time to gather enough information to make such an important decision - one that will affect future land use, development, provision of public services, true level of additional taxation and, most importantly, how all of this will affect schools and property values.
What you need to know:
1. There are many open questions that the feasibility study did not answer. In order for those impacted to make a truly informed decision, the organizers owe voters good answers to the open questions.
2. I was concerned about the level of police, fire and 911 coverage. Organizers definitely owe voters a more thorough and definitive answer on the level of service that will be provided and how it will at least meet the level of service voters have now. In addition to the impact on public safety, answers to these questions could affect voters' property values and insurance costs.
3. I encourage all East Cobb voters to watch the replay here and demand thorough and complete answers from the organizers.