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Tagged With: Georgia Open Records

Cobb’s Fee in Lieu of Detention Program has the County Gasping for Air

Minor Modifications Part III While researching Minor Modifications and their abuses in Cobb County, I stumbled upon yet another program that I believe is majorly flawed and harming the taxpayers.  That program is called “Fee in Lieu of Detention”.  This is the type of Minor Modification that Cobb used in the previous example of Z-128 from … Continue reading »

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A Timeline for Disaster

Minor Modifications Part II One of the specific cases of abuse of the Minor Modification process the Cobb County Civic Coalition investigated was Z-128 from 2005.  I have put together a timeline of events that I uncovered from online research and numerous open records requests: June 2, 2005 – Zoning Application submitted to the County for … Continue reading »

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One Cobb Minor Modification cost taxpayers over $1 Million

Minor Modifications Part I The Cobb County Civic Coalition (CCCC) has been urging Cobb County for several years to change its process for Minor Modifications.  Their primary concerns with minor modifications in Cobb include: Occur AFTER the public hearing and BOC Final Zoning Decision No Public Notification No Public Input No Public Disclosure Before or … Continue reading »

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Georgia Government Email Databases – Free for All?

At the Cobb BOC meeting on February 28, 2012, several citizens spoke during public comment regarding concerns about an email sent to citizens asking to pass their email addressees along to the Metro Atlanta Voter Education Network or MAVEN in its efforts to pass TIA aka TSPLOST.  (Read my post here for background information about … Continue reading »

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