It’s a case of ‘Government Gone Wild’ in Cobb
January 07, 2014 11:55 PM | 910 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

The recent resignation of Cobb’s top public safety officer plus the fact that Cobb County is (approximately) 80 police officers short (almost an entire precinct) is of major concern. The role of county government is to provide basic infrastructure for roads, water, sewer and public safety. Our current commissioners are pursuing real estate development, entertainment and setting up medical facilities.

Now, they have decided to “copy Marietta’s Franklin Road Plan” by buying aging apartment complexes along Six Flags Drive. To top it all off, these decisions are being made by unelected bureaucrats, the South Cobb Redevelopment Authority. All of these latest announcements, added to unauthorized commitment of our tax dollars to the Braves Stadium move and tax abatements for John Williams’ Riverwalk development, would make a good reality show called, “Government Gone Wild!” Unfortunately, for Cobb taxpayers this is no joking matter.

Plans to spend over $7.5 million on one small stretch of road by Parkaire Mall to install raised medians will threaten small businesses and increase lines of traffic. This is another example of waste of our tax dollars.

We urge our Cobb County legislators to please rein in this out-of-control, unconstitutional behavior. We are concerned that some of you just might consider “legalizing” this behavior with new legislation this year. That is NOT the right thing to do for Cobb County or for Georgia.

Mrs. Jan Barton

Marietta
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