The Cobb County Civic Coalition released this statement on their website today:
The Cobb County Civic Coalition (CCCC) respectfully requests the Cobb Board of Commissioners rescind their July 24th vote on the $3 million Environmental Impact Study (EIS).
On July 24th, one week prior to the TSPLOST vote and also prior to the conclusion of the Northwest Corridor Transit Alternatives Analysis (AA), the Cobb Board of Commissioners voted 4-1 to approve a new $3 million contract for a new EIS to move forward with whatever transit is recommended by the AA. Commissioner Bob Ott strenuously opposed this action, and correctly pointed out that it was premature to initiate an EIS, when the AA had not yet identified what would be studied.
On July 31st, Cobb voted 69% – 31% to oppose spending $689 million to enhance transit service on Cobb Parkway.
Cobb County should respect the vote of its citizens and rescind the decision to spend $3 million tax dollars to move forward on a project that Cobb taxpayers oppose.