Take a minute to send another quick email to the Commissioners asking them to fully fund Park Bond 2008 before reallocating that money to the Braves or any other project.
Look for our New signs around Cobb County!
Park Bond supporters will speak at the Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, June 14 at 9am meeting at 100 Cherokee Street, 2nd floor meeting room. Please attend if possible, andwear green to support the amazing Cobb Parks Coalition speakers!
According to the Cobb County Braves FAQ page, the Braves funding uses the property taxes of the Park Bonds 1996, 2007, and 2008. Then, the Park Bond taxes for all 3 bonds will be "shifted" and "those monies will then be use to pay for bonds to finance SunTrust Park construction."
However, we know Park Bond 2008 was not funded. A simple solution to the controversy is for the Board of Commissioners to issue the $40 million Park Bond approved by voters in 2008 before transferring those taxes into the Braves financing.
Park Bond speakers at the May 2016 Board of Commissioners meeting
Park Bond speakers at the April 2016 Board of Commissioners meeting
Park Bond speakers at the January 2016 Board of Commissioners meeting
This was the original Park Bond ballot item in 2008!
We Re-Nominated all 29 Properties from the Original Citizen Advisory Committee Approved by Cobb County. Some properties from the list have already been developed, but ideally the available properties listed will be saved as intended. We will find out this Fall if not sooner which properties will be purchased.