Wednesday, March 6, 2013
The model public-private assessment district in the Smyrna-Vinings area was recognized Monday by the Georgia General Assembly.
Wednesday, March 6
The Georgia General Assembly honored the Cumberland Community Improvement District Monday for its private investments in Georgia’s public infrastructure for the past 25 years. Attended by U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson who spoke to both chambers, the House and Senate presented resolutions to Cumberland CID officials honoring its contributions and successes over the years. “CIDs are tremendous assets to the state and Cumberland has led the way in showing how the business community can effectively partner with government to deliver important projects,” said Isakson, a sponsor of the 1984 enabling legislation. “This is an exciting time for us,” said Cumberland CID Chairman Tad Leithead. “Commercial property owners have played a part in building …
Monday, February 25, 2013
Cobb officials recently broke ground at the new trail at Cumberland Boulevard in the Smyrna-Vinings area.
Friday's groundbreaking ceremony held by Cobb County officials marked the beginning of construction for Akers Mill Trail East around Vinings. The new multi-use trail segment along Akers Mill Road will start at Cumberland Boulevard, and connect the existing Bob Callan Trail to National Park Service at Chattahoochee River's Cochran Shoals Recreation Area. The 1.2-mile trail is part of a $2.5 million project entirely funded by commercial property assessments from the Cumberland Community Improvement District. It will contribute to the 25 miles of trail networks planned in and around the Cumberland area. About 16 miles of those trails already exist.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Atlanta Regional Commission Chairman Tad Leithead told the Smyrna Rotary Club Tuesday that passage of July's Regional Transportation Referendum is crucial to future growth in metro Atlanta.
For some metro Atlanta voters, the issue with the proposed Regional Transportation Referendum isn’t transportation, but trust in the government; an issue that Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Chairman Tad Leithead acknowledged when he addressed the Smyrna Rotary Club on Tuesday. “You take the generic lack of trust in the government right now and in this environment here in this region we’re at an even lower level of trust,” he said. “Those are the facts. I wish they weren’t, but they are.” Last month, Leithead was re-elected to another two-year term as chairman of the ARC, which is the official planning agency for the 10-county Atlanta region. He also serves as chairman of the Cumberland Community Improvement District, a self-taxing group…