So the Cobb County Commission is going to be voting on the Atlanta Braves stadium deal today, notwithstanding that the deal still hasn’t finished being written:
Cobb County Commissioners are expected to vote Tuesday on development, construction and operating agreements between the county, the Cobb-Marietta Coliseum and Exhibit Hall Authority and the Braves to build the planned $672 million, 41,676-seat stadium and adjacent $400 million mixed-use development near the intersection of interstates 75 and 285.
Development, construction, and operating agreements — that leaves out the transportation and infrastructure agreement, which just happens to be the one that could end up costing the county as much as an additional $160 million. So Cobb County will be voting on approving the bulk of the deal, including selling stadium bonds, before actually knowing how much it will cost taxpayers. I suppose it’s too much to hope that this will all turn out to be a curious dream?