Vote sought on new Braves stadium

Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 7:09 AM
Last updated 8:22 PM
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MARIETTA, Ga. — Opponents of spending public money on the Atlanta Braves’ new stadium say a county commission vote should be postponed to give residents more time to weigh in.

They also say Cobb County residents should get the chance to vote on the plan.

The team last week surprised fans by announcing that it would move to a new stadium being planned in the suburban county northwest of Atlanta. The deal calls for the Braves to fund 55 percent of the cost, with public funds being used to cover the remaining 45 percent.

William Perry, executive director of Common Cause Georgia, tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that voters deserve a referendum.

Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee tells The Marietta Daily Journal that he doesn’t plan to postpone the commission’s Tuesday vote.

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seenitB4
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seenitB4 11/20/13 - 08:49 am
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A done deal

I think this train has already left the station...

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 11/20/13 - 10:06 am
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Model

The Cobb County Commission has the Aiken County (SC) model to fashion themselves after. The laws today allow county governments to saddle their citizens with long-term tax commitments without referenda. It didn't used to be that way.

prov227
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prov227 11/20/13 - 11:53 am
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So much ...

for democracy. I agree the train has left the station and run over its citizens.

rmwhitley
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rmwhitley 11/20/13 - 12:35 pm
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For those
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of you who are not familiar with Tim Lee, he's considered a moron in these here parts.

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