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2017 Budget Finale:  An amazing turnout of over 50 park bond supporters on September 27, but the Commissioners did not include Park Bond 2008 in the budget.

In the 2017 Budget adopted on September 27, 2016. the Debt Service Fund millage planned for Park Bond 2008 repayment is officially shifted into the Braves stadium bond before funding the $40 million Park Bond.

Commissioner Cupid spoke eloquently about Park Bond 2008: "If the public voted, we have the obligation to respond to that ... This is about public trust."

Commissioner Birrell said the Board plans to issue $24.7 million of the $40 million Park Bond 2008 Referendum on October 25 (about 60% of the original Park Bond). That means only $15.3 million more is needed to fulfill the $40 million Park Bond 2008. Commissioner Birrell also proposed having a new $40 million Park Bond 2017 referendum. Read the full MDJ story here.

Next Board of Commissioner Meetings:
  •  Tuesday, October 11 at 9am
  •  Tuesday, October 25 at 7pm - The new list of properties for Park Bond 2008 is scheduled to be announced.
Next Cobb Parks Coalition Meeting:
  • Join us at the next Cobb Parks Coalition meeting, October 31, Monday 10 am – noon,  Harry's Whole Foods Community Room, 70 Powers Ferry Road, Marietta. For more information contact Cynthia at cynthia.5.patterson@gmail.com
This was the front page on Park Bond 2008 efforts at the September 27 Budget for 2017 meeting.  Over a dozen speakers encouraged full funding for the Park Bond as it's needed & because voters approved it democratically by referendum.
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Watch CBS46 Video from September 20, 2016 featuring Commissioner Birrell supporting funding Park Bond 2008: Cobb Co. commissioner hopes to see $40 million parks bond funded soon

Blog: 3 Ways the BoC Denied Funds Earmarked for Park Bond 2008 + 2 Positive Developments for the Future of Park Bond 2008

This was the original Park Bond ballot item in 2008!
We Re-Nominated all Properties from the Original Citizen Advisory Committee Approved by Cobb County.  Some properties from the list have already been developed, but the remaining properties listed should be saved as intended.  
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