Mission Statement: The current goal of the Cobb Parks Coalition is to achieve full funding of the $40 million Cobb County Parks Bond Referendum approved by voters in 2008 for the acquisition of park land.
The Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, July 25, 2017 was a positive game-changer for the 2008 Park Bond and for the Braves Stadium financing plan.
1. The millage rate approved by the Board of Commissioners respected Park Bond 2008 funding without a tax increase.
2. The BoC restructured how the Braves stadium bond will be financed with the millage rate, so it can no longer be asserted that Cobb County is using all the Park Bond funds for the Stadium Bond.
Thank you for your efforts to email, call and encourage the county to do the right thing with the $40 million Park Bond Cobb citizens voted for and overwhelmingly approved on November 4, 2008. Your actions made a difference!
Chairman Boyce has championed the Park Bond voter-approved referendum that 2 previous Chairmen and the Board of Commissions neglected to fund for over 8 years. We thank Chairman Boyce and the current Board of Commissioners for the July 25 meeting results. Chairman Boyce and other Commissioners have promised to fund the remainder of the Park Bond in a future budget, which is also possible without a tax increase simply by a continuation of the millage already available. Read the finer details here.
#1 Action You Can Take to Help:
Send an Email: Email the Cobb Board of Commissioners to complete funding for the $40 million Park Bond from 2008 voters approved by referendum.
#2 Attend a meeting: Attend the next Board of Commissioner meeting on Tuesday, August 22 at 7:00pm. 100 Cherokee Street, 2nd floor. Wear green. Contact Roberta for more information.
#3 Write: Pen a Letter to the Editor at the Marietta Daily Journal: firstname.lastname@example.org or the Atlanta Journal Constitution (Check out the Blog for example letters)
#4 Share: The Cobb Parks Coalition website & Facebook page with friends and neighbors!
#5 Join our group: Become a greenspace advocate by attending the next Cobb Parks Coalition meeting, Tuesday, September 12 at 10:30am-12:00pm, Marietta Fire Station #1, 112 Haynes St, Marietta, GA 30060 on the lower level. We meet after the Board of Commissioners meeting. Contact Roberta for more information.