– There will be no discussion open to the public before the Cobb County Commission votes on the MOU.
“First of all, the .33 mills is what I need to make the deal happen financially, and I’m not postponing it; I wouldn’t gain anything by it,” Lee said
And from AJC
Lee scoffed at a reporter Tuesday when asked why there wouldn’t be a public hearing before the commission’s vote.
“We’ve made a decision we’re not going to do that,” he answered.
“I don’t know that having a public hearing would add to the objective of getting more input since we’ve got a lot of input to date.”
– The Braves and government entities overseeing the stadium were not getting along. One example is a clash over parking. (AJC)
– Cumberland CID approved the funding the County asked for.
“The district is putting in over the period of time I think it’s right at $150 million — $5 million for 30 years,” Leithead said. “The project is putting $1 billion dollars into our district and the economic impact of all that retail and the rental sales and potential increase in property values — David Connell has a report from an economist saying properties could as much as double in the Cumberland CID area — so we believe that the property value increase, the sales tax increase, the investment by the Braves, the investment by the county, is a true public-private partnership and that’s what we do.”