Cobb County vote on Braves stadium set for tonight

For those wondering when the Cobb County Commission is set to vote on the proposed Atlanta Braves stadium deal, it’s not until this evening, though I can’t find a precise time (I think 7 pm based on this calendar for 2014, but don’t quote me on that), let alone a webcast link.

One of two town hall meetings last night to discuss the plan drew an overflow crowd, with the Atlanta NPR station reporting that “from the look of people’s t-shirts and posters, the crowd was split evenly between supporters and detractors of the plan.” Meanwhile, a robocall campaign by the Atlanta Tea Party Patriots that offers to directly connect people with their county commissioner has all but shut down the commission’s phone lines.

Of the two (of five) commissioners who held town hall meetings last night, Bob Ott indicated that he was “a big fan” of mixed-use developments, while Lisa Cupid said she was unsure and “I’m gonna have to pray about it.”

11 comments on “Cobb County vote on Braves stadium set for tonight

  1. I thought ‘Lisa Cupid’ was a made up name until the bit about her having to pray about it. Nobody would make both of those things up.

  2. Stadia… not sure… they do like to talk about lions and christians and lions are a “thing”. Maybe the braves management/owners are like lions.

    2 Kings 17:25 – And [so] it was at the beginning of their dwelling there, [that] they feared not the LORD: therefore the LORD sent lions among them, which slew [some] of them.

  3. While Jesus did say it was possible for rich people to enter Heaven, he made it fairly clear that those same riches will serve as an obstacle for them. Hopefully her prayers will lead her to the conclusion that giving them even more may only serve to condemn their souls, and as such would be the wrong choice.

    Ps. Kings was Old Testament, before the idea of ‘Christians’ was even a ‘thing’.

    Peace be with you.

  4. Lisa Cupid prayed and while she may have had God on her side, she didn’t have the rest of the county commission with her. The Cobb County Commission voted 4-1 in favor of the Tomahawk Tax, Lisa Cupid being the only commissioner to vote against it.

  5. Analysis of the deal that was passed… well, the parts that have been made public anyway:

  6. Thanks Cfountain72. I was thinking more akin to when saying they were a “thing”.
    But, yes, it looks like Cobb County politicos have some lions among them.

  7. The entire country has gone insane.

    What I’d like to see is about 10 of these deals all go really south — like Hamilton County/Orlando/Louisville-south — simultaneously, thus forcing the US Congress to take action. Could the US handle 10 of these all going bankrupt at the same time? It could get ugly.

  8. As long as pro sports franchise owners get away with outrageous demands that their surrogates – out of touch politicians – allow to go through these kinds of schemes will continue without any sane end.
    Keep the masses of sheep happy with sports circuses and the decay of society will advance unimpeded without any oversight.

  9. Problem is at the negotiating table, on one side you have the team owners who negotiate like businessmen and on the other side of the table you have politicians who negotiate like sports fans. As long as that continues to be true, the team owners are always going to get an order of magnitude better deal.