Cobb Holds Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Braves Move
Atlanta, Ga (WAOK/AP)- Cobb County commissioners are making more moves towards welcoming the Braves to their county. The deal calls to build a new $672 million stadium for the Atlanta Braves.The commissioners have planned a meeting for Tuesday evening to resolve and create a better understanding with the baseball team and residents.
Cobb Count residents will have to help fund this move which includes the creation of a stadium and a entertainment complex. The 30-year contract will include reallocating existing property tax revenue and implementing new taxes on business and tourism in the area.
Commissioners have been holding town hall meetings to gather feedback on the proposal. A group called Cobb Citizens for Governmental Transparency called on the commission to postpone its vote for 60 days to give residents a chance to learn more.