However, we still do not know if the $40 million Park Bond 2008 will be fully funded. This was not mentioned at the February 9, 2016 Board of Commissioners meeting. Updates will be posted as we find out more information. Anyone can still email the Commissioners here about fully funding the Park Bond.
In the News:
AJC February 9, 2016 article
Cobb to allow residents to sell land for county parks
"The Cobb County Commission approved allowing the parks department to begin accepting applications from people interested in selling their land to the county for preservation of green space.A committee will evaluate the applications and recommend to commissioners which properties should be purchased. At this point, it is unclear how much the county will spend on the green space. The committee has an October deadline to report back to the commission."
AJC February 10, 2016 article
Got land to sell? Cobb County accepting applications for greenspace
"The Cobb County Parks Department has begun accepting applications from people interested in selling their land for green space preservation.The county has created an on-line form for people to nominate properties. Residents can also print out the form and mail in the application. The deadline is April 15."
"...Greenspace supporters cheered the approval of a nomination process and timeline for properties considered for purchase by the county as greenspace.
According to the process approved Tuesday, members of the public will be able to nominate properties through April 15 using a form posted on the county website, or they may print it out and submit it by mail. They may also attend one of five public meetings about the parks bonds.
Several speakers used the citizen comments portion of the meeting to urge the board to find a way to fully fund the $40 million in parks bonds approved in a 2008 voter referendum.
Commissioners have not decided whether to issue the parks bonds, but have voted to direct the Parks and Recreation Board to compile a list of eligible properties should they approve them."
Read more: The Marietta Daily Journal - Police study, Parks draw audience approval