Wednesday, April 17, 2013
A recent study showed that travel and tourism remains the number one economic driver in Cobb County, with the industry having a total economic impact of more than $2.18 billion.
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Wednesday, April 17
A recent study showed that travel and tourism remains the number one economic driver in Cobb County, with the industry having a total economic impact of more than $2.18 billion and employing more than 31,000 in 2011. The study performed by Robert Lann, showed a 5.1 percent increase over the previous year for economic impact and a 4.7 percent increase for employment. “The economic outcomes are highly encouraging and show how important the travel and tourism industry is to Cobb County,” said Tim Lee, chairman of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners. “Tourism is the major revenue generator and job creator for Cobb County.” Commissioned by Cobb Travel & Tourism, the study’s purpose was to gain knowledge of Cobb’s travel and tourism impact in…
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Cobb commissioners are thinking about ways to keep tax dollars out of the hands of illegal immigrants.
After a 3-2 vote last month against the IMAGE Certification Program, the Cobb Board of Commissioners is now considering ways to stop county funds from going to illegal immigrants. Discussion led by District 1 Commissioner Helen Goreham on forming a committee to study illegal immigrants is expected to be on the agenda for the next board meeting. County Chairman Tim Lee told The Marietta Daily Journal that Goreham's proposal is "in response to the proposed IMAGE code amendment" to make sure the county is doing the right thing and being "effective and efficient" when it comes to this matter. Last month, the board voted 3-2 to reject the IMAGE Certification Program, a proposed code change that supporters say would ensure jobs paid for with …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The commission chairman will speak at a Cobb Chamber breakfast next Monday.
Tuesday, January 8
Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee will deliver the 2013 "State of the County" address before the Cobb Chamber of Commerce next week. The organization's First Monday breakfast starts Jan. 14 at 7:30 a.m. at the Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway. The online registration and refund deadline is this Wednesday, Jan. 9, at noon. Tickets are $25 a person for Cobb Chamber members online and $40 at the door; general admission tickets are $60 a person. Lee, a Republican from East Cobb, won a full-term as chairman last August after filling the final two years of former chairman Sam Olens' term. Lee was sworn in for his new term last month, as was District 2 commissioner Bob Ott, a Republican who serves East Cobb and the Smyrna-Vinings area. …
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, February 27, 2012
The Cobb County commissioners meet at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday for a work session including the final report from the Citizens Advisory Committee. The regular board meeting is at 7 p.m., 100 Cherokee St., Marietta.
The state House of Representatives voted a week ago to accept new district lines for Cobb County. But the issue is on the commissioners agenda Tuesday night. Commissioner Woody Thompson is upset because Mableton, which was in his district, will now be split into two different districts — his and Commissioner Bob Ott's. Thompson was joined by Commissioner JoAnne Birrell at the last meeting, Feb. 14, in adding a new map to the agenda at the last minute. The new map would keep all of Mableton in Thompson's district. Birrell told the Marietta Daily Journal that revisions could be made to the map before it is voted on by the state Senate. Chairman Tim Lee and Commissioner Helen Goreham said at the Feb. 14, meeting that they would be glad to …