Cobb Residents Challenge Braves’ Stadium Bond

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In February of this year, the Cobb County Board of Commissioners created a special tax district, which includes property near the new stadium site, to help fund the stadium project; as it stands, Cobb plans to issue $397 million in bonds to cover their contribution commitment. More than a dozen Cobb residents have filed challenges to the bond issuance, citing that taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to pay for something that they won’t have access to. According to the agreements currently in place between the Braves and Cobb County, the stadium will be a private asset held by the Braves and Cobb will have no rights to it. Those who spoke out against the bonds represented those residents who feel as though taxpayers shouldn’t be forced to pay for something that won’t technically be “theirs.” The final decision will rest with a Cobb County Superior Court judge later this month.

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