Wednesday, May 9, 2012
The lawyer who brought the redistricting suit wants to lop off a piece of East Cobb, while the county commissioners ask to slice off part of the Kennesaw area.
All of the plaintiffs in the Cobb County redistricting case “are satisfied with virtually all aspects of the court’s initial redistricting plan with one exception.” It’s just not the same exception. The five county commissioners, in a joint filing Tuesday, asked U.S. District Judge Steve Jones to tweak the border between Helen Goreham’s District 1 and JoAnn Birrell’s District 3. As discussed during Monday’s hearing in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, they want Jones to move his proposed dividing line east so it runs northwest along Interstate 75 until Chastain Road. The border would run west along Chastain Road and McCollum Parkway to Cobb Parkway, then would follow Jones’ existing line north to the Cherokee County border. That change would…
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
The county commissioners spent more than an hour honoring volunteers and others in the county.
The board meets at 7 tonight at the government complex, 100 Cherokee St., Marietta. See the attached complete agenda.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
The commissioners voted to suspend the acceptance of applications for rezoning to the UC (urban condominium) district through July 24.
This is a live blog of the commissioners March 13 meeting.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
The vote is nonbinding. It's up to the legislators who draw the maps to make any changes to the map already approved by the state House.
The board met with the Citizens Oversight Committee this afternoon for the group's final report. Not a whole lot changed since the preliminary report in June 2011. But there were several tweaks here and there. For the entire report, see the attachment. On tap tonight for the commissioners is a relook at the county's redistricting maps. Commissioner Woody Thompson, who represents South Cobb, is upset that Mableton has been split in two. The board gave their preference tonight to a different map that alleviated some of Thompson's concerns.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Cobb County’s redistricting maps have become a divisive issue in the county with Democrats accusing Republicans of playing politics with the county commission districts.
Board of Commissioners
Monday, December 20, 2010
The former Cobb Commission chairman talks about his new statewide office.
- Paul Shea
Monday, December 20, 2010
Sam Olens, former chairman of the Cobb County Commission, will be sworn in Jan. 10 as Georgia's attorney general. Olens has lived in Cobb County since 1984 and in East Cobb since 1987. In this first part of a recent Q&A interview, he discusses the challenges of his new position. Part II, focusing on his time in Cobb public service, will run Tuesday. Q. You are just back from a meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General in Florida. What did you take away from the group? A. I think a couple of things. No. 1: Ninety percent of the issues that an attorney general deals with are nonpartisan, and the primary role of the office is to defend and enforce laws, not to serve in a partisan manner. There are certain issues that by their…