As a Tea Party supporter in almost every respect, I disagree with their position on the Braves moving to Cobb County.
I understand the philosophy of not looking for government/taxpayer funding of commercial enterprise. But a long term look into the future of Cobb County — particularly that part of the county — I think the benefits of the way the Braves will be supported is a win/win for all of us. There will be new hotels, eating establishments, shopping and many more commercial ventures that not only will revitalize an area that frankly, has been slipping, but will also bring millions of new tax dollars into the county annually.
Last week, an MDJ reader, David Stewart, wrote a letter saying that he will live too close to the stadium. My guess is that although he may not want to move, he may well see an improvement in his property value over the next few years. And that could have a similar effect for many, if not most, Cobb county property owners.
There is no guarantee that all Cobb residents will benefit, but I believe the positives will way outweigh the negatives of this move.