Parks bonds would be like Christmas gift from BoC
November 11, 2015
I read with interest Paul Paulson’s guest column of Nov. 4, urging our Cobb County Commissioners to issue the Park Bonds voted on and approved by the voters in 2008. I became aware, a few months back, that an area near my home was on the list of properties likely to be bought when the bond was issued. Alas, the bonds were not issued and the property was purchased by a private developer.
Now, I regularly drive by this area and every time I sigh. What was a totally forested area with a creek on one side of the property and a small lake on yet another was completely clear cut. Now large homes are being built, one on top of another, with nary a tree to be seen among them. I feel such sadness as I imagine what it could have been .... a place for folks to walk their dogs, take their children, say hello to their neighbor, experience nature, feel human.
Look around ... construction is going on all over the place now. When our very few remaining undeveloped properties are gone, as this one is, they’re gone. This will not take long so the time to act is now. So, for myself and my grandchildren, I beg our Commissioners ... please, be Santa Claus, issue the bonds and give us the best Christmas present ever!
Published in the Marietta Daily Journal on November 11, 2015. View the original link here.