Monday, January 14, 2013
Cobb County will be providing final relief to victims impacted by the 2009 floods.
Monday, January 14
Cobb County officials say they are working with state and federal officials to garner grant funding and provide final relief to property owners impacted by the 2009 floods. Federal Emergency Management Agency funds should total more than $2.6 million and will be used to acquire the final 21 flood-prone properties that were substantially damaged. "During an emergency, our first priority is to help our residents," Chairman Tim Lee said. "Even after the immediate impact has passed, we continue to help residents recover as much as possible. We are working diligently with state and federal agencies and should begin to acquire the final phase of flood-damaged properties this year." In 2009, historic floods decimated much of Austell. Since then, …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The District 2 commissioner and the Cobb Commission chairman will take the oath of office for their second terms on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Cobb Commissioner Bob Ott will be sworn in for a second term today. Ott, a Republican who was re-elected without opposition this year, will take the oath of office Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the office of Cobb Superior Court Judge Adele Grubbs, 70 Haynes St., Marietta. His District 2 covers the Smyrna-Vinings area and most of East Cobb below Roswell Road. In an article published in The Marietta Daily Journal on Monday, Ott pointed to his role in a number of commercial redevelopment issues as his main accomplishments, especially in the the Johnson Ferry Road and Powers Ferry Road corridors. On Thursday, Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee will be sworn in. Lee is an East Cobb resident who defeated former chairman Bill Byrne in the Republican …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
The incumbent Cobb County Chairman will be joined by other county and state Republicans.
Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee will be one of four prominent Republicans to speak at the East Cobb Republican meeting on Wednesday evening. Lee will be speaking alongside Cobb Sheriff Neil Warren, Cobb GOP Chairman Joe Dendy and House District 41 candidate Phil Daniell. The East Cobb Republicans consist of House Districts 43, 44, 45 and 46. The meeting is open to everyone regardless of party affiliation or beliefs. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Tijuana Joe's on Johnson Ferry Road. Admission is free. It is recommended that people arrive around 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
The incumbent won by less than 1,300 votes; Woody Thompson lost his South Cobb Commission seat.
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Cobb residents received an interesting robo-call on Saturday evening.
Several Cobb residents received an interesting call of a recording of what sounded like Cobb Chairman candidate Bill Byrne explaining that he'd never want to live in Cobb County again. The call, which came around 8 to 9 p.m. on Saturday, was paid for by an independent committee called Cobb 2012. Melanie Ayash, a Cobb resident, stated in an email to South Cobb Patch, "I am appalled at the robo-call I received tonight regarding Cobb Commission Chairman that included curse words for my entire family to hear!" Ayash received the call at 8:57 p.m. on Saturday and she said she's on the "Do Not Call" list. She wrote in an email, "I was appalled that a call, that I was not interested in receiving in the first place, subjected my children to …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Cobb Commission Chairman is denouncing his predecessor's anti-gay vote in the early 1990s.
Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee won't debate his Aug. 21 Republican runoff opponent in his bid to keep his job. But Lee is spending the final days before his head-to-head electoral clash with Bill Byrne attacking him in other ways. After Byrne proposed a City of East Cobb last week, Lee has elected to step back in time, reminding voters of an anti-gay resolution the Cobb Commission passed in 1993 that cost the county an Atlanta Olympics volleyball venue at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Byrne, who was chairman from 1992-2002, voted for the resolution, which was a general condemnation of "the gay lifestyle." "The Olympics pulled volleyball out of Cobb County, and all that economic impact and all the positive things that could have been …
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Incumbent Tim Lee received 40 percent of the vote; Bill Byrne was edging Mike Boyce for second place.
The bruising battle for Cobb Commission Chairman is far from over. Incumbent Tim Lee garnered nearly 40 percent of the vote in a four-candidate race for the Republican nomination in Tuesday's primary. But it wasn't enough to prevent an Aug. 21 runoff. Complete results had not been tabulated by early Wednesday. But partial returns had Lee with 27,619 votes, or 39.9 percent. Former chairman Bill Byrne received 18,205 votes, or 26 percent, while first-time candidate Mike Boyce had 16,178 votes, or 23 percent. Larry Savage, who ran against Lee in 2010, collected 7,212 votes, or 10 percent. (For updated totals, visit the Georgia Secretary of State's elections website.) The winner of the runoff will be the next chairman, since no Democratic …
Monday, July 23, 2012
Tim Lee is seeking re-election as Cobb County's Commission Chairman.
Tim Lee, Cobb County's Commission Chairman since July 2010, is seeking re-election against three opponents in the July 31 Republican primary: Mike Boyce, Bill Byrne and Larry Savage. What is something that you’ve accomplished as Cobb County Commission Chairman that you’re most proud of? The most significant thing that I’m proud of is that I was able to develop a budget that reduced spending, reduced the number of employees, was balanced, was fiscally responsible, was fiscally sustainable and as a result earned the affirmation of the three ratings agents as they reaffirmed our triple-triple-A rating. As you know the triple-triple-A is a factor that helps the chairman’s interest rates, but it’s also an affirmation that our financial …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
South Cobb residents expressed their concerns about unanswered calls for help from Cobb's code enforcement department.
The upcoming Transportation Investment Act referendum was expectedly a hot topic at Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee’s town hall meeting on Tuesday. The meeting was held at the South Cobb Community Center in Mableton and was the fourth in a series of town hall meetings Lee hosted around the county. Sky Rector of Vinings asked Lee how TSPLOST projects will be funded after the first 10 years. Lee explained that Project 35, a bus system that would transport commuters from the Acworth area to Atlanta’s MARTA Arts Station, would be 100 percent funded for 10 years from the one-cent transportation tax. Revenue generated from the farebox would cover an additional five years, Lee explained. “I don’t know how it’s going to be funded beyond that,” …
Monday, May 14, 2012
The town hall meeting is the fourth in a series of meetings the commission chairman has hosted around the county.
Chairman Tim Lee will host a town hall meeting in Mableton on Monday at 7 p.m Since February, Lee has hosted a town hall meeting in each of the four commission districts. Residents are invited to attend the meeting to hear firsthand about county progress and issues. The meeting will be held 7 p.m., Monday, May 14 at the South Cobb Community Center, 620 Lions Club Drive in Mableton.