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Braves Ballpark Funding Detailed In Cobb County Memorandum Of Understanding
Published November 20, 2013
BALLPARK BACKLASH: In Atlanta, Dave Williams reported government watchdog group Common Cause Georgia is "asking the Cobb County Commission to schedule a referendum on the county's proposal" to commit $300M toward the ballpark. CCG Exec Dir William Perry said, "Cobb voters have a right to have their voices heard on a project that would profoundly change the county." The group also "called for a referendum in Atlanta" on the Falcons' stadium, but was "unable to gather enough petition signatures to force a public vote" (BIZJOURNALS.com, 11/19). Also in Atlanta, Franco & Teichner reported, "A series of robocalls sent from a local tea party leader has some people upset in Cobb County." The call "asked people to press 1 if they were against any tax dollars" for a new Braves ballpark. After the button was pressed, the call "was transferred to elected officials" (MYFOXATLANTA.com, 11/19).