Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Cobb Commissioners are thinking about ways to keep tax dollars out of the hands of illegal immigrants.
After a 3-2 vote last month against the IMAGE Certification Program, the Cobb Board of Commissioners is now considering ways to stop county funds from going to illegal immigrants. Discussion led by District 1 Commissioner Helen Goreham on forming a committee to study illegal immigrants is expected to be on the agenda for the next board meeting. County Chairman Tim Lee told The Marietta Daily Journal that Goreham's proposal is "in response to the proposed IMAGE code amendment" to make sure the county is doing the right thing and being "effective and efficient" when it comes to this matter. Last month, the board voted 3-2 to reject the IMAGE Certification Program, a proposed code change that supporters say would ensure jobs paid for with …
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.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Residents will have six opportunities to get updates from elected officials.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Cobb County will be providing final relief to victims impacted by the 2009 floods.
Monday, January 14
Cobb County officials say they are working with state and federal officials to garner grant funding and provide final relief to property owners impacted by the 2009 floods. Federal Emergency Management Agency funds should total more than $2.6 million and will be used to acquire the final 21 flood-prone properties that were substantially damaged. "During an emergency, our first priority is to help our residents," Chairman Tim Lee said. "Even after the immediate impact has passed, we continue to help residents recover as much as possible. We are working diligently with state and federal agencies and should begin to acquire the final phase of flood-damaged properties this year." In 2009, historic floods decimated much of Austell. Since then, …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The commission chairman will speak at a Cobb Chamber breakfast next Monday.
Wednesday, January 9
Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee will deliver the 2013 state of the county address before the Cobb Chamber of Commerce next week. The organization's First Monday breakfast starts Jan. 14 at 7:30 a.m. at the Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway. The online registration and refund deadline is today at 12 p.m. Tickets are $25 a person for Cobb Chamber members online and $40 at the door; general admission tickets are $60 a person. Lee, a Republican from East Cobb, won a full-term as chairman last August after filling the final two years of former chairman Sam Olens' term. Lee was sworn in for his new term last month, as was District 2 commissioner Bob Ott, a Republican who serves East Cobb and the Smyrna-Vinings area. Lisa Cupid of South …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The District 2 commissioner and the Cobb Commission chairman will take the oath of office for their second terms on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott will be sworn in for a second term today. Ott, a Republican who was re-elected without opposition this year, will take the oath of office Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the office of Cobb Superior Court Judge Adele Grubbs, 70 Haynes St., Marietta. His District 2 covers the Smyrna-Vinings area and most of East Cobb below Roswell Road. In an article published in The Marietta Daily Journal on Monday, Ott pointed to his role in a number of commercial redevelopment issues as his main accomplishments, especially in the the Johnson Ferry Road and Powers Ferry Road corridors. On Thursday, Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee will be sworn in. Lee is an East Cobb resident who defeated former chairman Bill Byrne in the Republican …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Cobb Commission Chairman is denouncing his predecessor's anti-gay vote in the early 1990s.
Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee won't debate his Aug. 21 Republican runoff opponent in his bid to keep his job. But Lee is spending the final days before his head-to-head electoral clash with Bill Byrne attacking him in other ways. After Byrne proposed a City of East Cobb last week, Lee has elected to step back in time, reminding voters of an anti-gay resolution the Cobb Commission passed in 1993 that cost the county an Atlanta Olympics volleyball venue at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Byrne, who was chairman from 1992-2002, voted for the resolution, which was a general condemnation of "the gay lifestyle." "The Olympics pulled volleyball out of Cobb County -- and all that economic impact and all the positive things that could have been …
The Cobb County Chairman gave a mid-year review of the state of Cobb County at a Cumberland Area Council meeting Wednesday.
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Incumbent Tim Lee received 40 percent of the vote; Bill Byrne was edging Mike Boyce for second place.
The bruising battle for Cobb Commission Chairman is far from over. Incumbent Tim Lee garnered nearly 40 percent of the vote in a four-candidate race for the Republican nomination in Tuesday's primary. But it wasn't enough to prevent an Aug. 21 runoff. Complete results had not been tabulated by early Wednesday. But partial returns had Lee with 27,619 votes, or 39.9 percent. Former chairman Bill Byrne received 18,205 votes, or 26 percent, while first-time candidate Mike Boyce had 16,178 votes, or 23 percent. Larry Savage, who ran against Lee in 2010, collected 7,212 votes, or 10 percent. (For updated totals, visit the Georgia Secretary of State's elections website.) The winner of the runoff will be the next chairman, since no Democratic …
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
With primary elections almost a month away, incumbent Tim Lee's opponents continued their criticisms of 2011's hike in property taxes, as well as the proposed transportation tax.
The three Republican challengers vying for Cobb commission chairman continued to blast incumbent Tim Lee at a forum Tuesday for 2011’s property tax increase, and offered firm opposition to the proposed transportation tax. One of the three, financial consultant Mike Boyce, led the attack on the current administration in his opening comments, saying cuts should override tax increases as the solution to financial woes. “I’ve spoken to businessmen across the county, and anyone who runs a business or their family budget knows that if you have a 10 percent shortfall, you find a way to cut back your expenses,” he said. “I’ve spoken to no one in this county who says what you do is go out and borrow money and have a stimulus program or raise the …