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. 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.
Car owners will get their chance to speak out on the state’s newly proposed rules for personalized license plates. On Tuesday, the Department of Revenue will hold a public hearing after a lawsuit forced them to rewrite the regulations. The state is currently operating under emergency regulations for prestige plates. Last month, the state settled with First Amendment attorney Cynthia Counts after officials denied her client three different license plates with the word “gay” in them.
Metro Atlanta's public transit system plans to hold public hearings to present its proposed budget for the 2014 fiscal year. After the public hearings, the full board will vote on the final budget before the new fiscal year begins on July 1.
The state Environmental Protection Division held a public meeting Tuesday on water use of a proposed coal fired power plant in Washington County. Some residents expressed concern about the plant’s impact on their water supply.
The Public Service Commission wants to know what people think about Georgia Power and Atlanta Gas Light’s recent rate hike requests. They’re holding public hearings in Macon, Savannah, Rome and Atlanta over the next few months.