Braves stadium critic: “Constitution … like a speed bump”
By JIM WALLS
July 8, 2014 — A Cobb County judge will decide by the end of the month whether Cobb County can sell revenue bonds to finance a new stadium for the Atlanta Braves. Cobb’s lawyers say it’s all perfectly legal, while critics accuse the county of making an end-run around the Georgia Constitution. “We’ve treated the Constitution as an obstacle,” said one, software developer Chris Peters, “just like a speed bump that we can just climb over.”
Here are links to my latest story and my other recent posts on the topic for Atlanta Magazine’s Daily Agenda:
- Cobb opponents urge judge to block bond deal for Braves stadium
- Cobb Chamber’s public & private role in pushing Braves’ move
- Here’s what stadium opponents would have said if allowed to speak
- One ethics complaint dismissed, 2nd one filed over Braves/Cobb deal
- Do financial projections for Braves’ new ballpark really add up?
- Neither snow, nor sleet, nor taxpayer objection keep Cobb from fast-tracking stadium plans
- Open records bill moves forward
- Proposed law could cloud spending details on Braves, Falcons stadiums
- What Cobb businesses might be taxed to help cover Braves stadium costs?
- Did Cobb commissioners’ briefings on Braves violate Open Meetings Act?
- Braves may seek even more millions in public assistance
- Who knew about Tim Lee’s ties to turf company before Braves deal?