Thu., November 21, 2013 2:24pm (EST)

Braves Move: Cobb Schedules Stadium Town Halls
By Claire Simms
Updated: 5 months ago

COBB COUNTY, Ga.   —  
People in Cobb County will now have their chance to give input on the Atlanta Braves’ new stadium deal.  The Braves plan to vacate Turner Field for the 2017 season.  (Photo by Claire Simms)
People in Cobb County will now have their chance to give input on the Atlanta Braves’ new stadium deal. The Braves plan to vacate Turner Field for the 2017 season. (Photo by Claire Simms)
People in Cobb County will now have their chance to give input on the Atlanta Braves’ new stadium deal.

Commissioners have scheduled three town hall meetings for Monday, November 25, specifically for public input on the development. The Commission is set to vote on the issue Tuesday.

Commissioners JoAnn Birrell, Bob Ott and Lisa Cupid are each hosting an hour and a half long session to gather citizen feedback.

County officials have been largely criticized for not seeking public input on the project.

Before the town halls were scheduled, William Perry of Common Cause Georgia publicly called for Cobb leaders to delay their vote on the project to allow public comments.

“You would think a $300 million project that is going to have such an impact, it wouldn’t be a problem to allow people a little bit of time to have some input,” said Perry.

The town halls will be held:

District Three Commissioner JoAnn Birrell


4:30-6:00 p.m.


Mountain View Library, 3320 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta


District Two Commissioner Bob Ott


7:00-8:30 p.m.


Board of Commissioners room, 100 Cherokee Street, Marietta


District Four Commissioner Lisa Cupid


7:00-8:30 p.m.


South Cobb Community Center, 620 Lion Club Drive SW, Mableton


Cobb County Commissioner Helen Goreham is holding a town hall Thursday evening in Marietta, though the meeting is not specifically for Braves related issues.