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Bob Ott hosting Town Hall for East Cobb, Smyrna

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District Two Commissioner Bob Ott will host a town hall meeting with Smyrna Mayor Max Bacon 7-8:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 29.

Attendees will have the opportunity to find out information on projects happening around Smyrna and east Cobb, as well as ask questions and provide input.

The town hall will be held at Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna. For more information, call 770-528-3316.

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District Two show to discuss holiday safety

 

A new episode of 2 TALK with Bob Ott will air at 8 pm on Thursday, Nov. 6, on Government Access Channel TV23. The show, hosted by the commissioner, highlights stories, accomplishments and insights into what makes District Two a great place to live and do business.

The newest episode will feature guests Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce and Det. Gil Padilla discussing holiday safety and Karen Hallacy from Cobb Neighborhood Safety Commission talking about its role in the community.

TV23 can be found on channel 23 for Comcast customers and channel 180 for Charter customers. AT&T U-verse customers will need to tune to channel 99 and then select Cobb County Government. The show is also available on TV23’s live Web stream during its airing time by clicking here.

 

Bob Ott town hall meeting this week

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Commissioner Bob Ott

District 2 Commissioner Bob Ott will host a town hall meeting for the community 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta. The meeting will provide the public the chance to be updated on county government actions and provide their feedback to officials. The meeting will last until 8:30 p.m. The church is located at 4385 Lower Roswell, Marietta. For further information, call 770-528-3316.

 

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Ott Town Hall is Oct. 30

 

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District Two Commissioner Bob Ott will host a town hall 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 30, at Mt. Bethel United Methodist Church in Marietta. The meeting will last until 8:30 p.m. Mt. Bethel is located at 4385 Lower Roswell, Marietta. For further information, call the commissioner’s office at 770-528-3316.

 

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East Cobb woman suspects arson at her home is tied to opposing Braves deal

A Cobb County lawyer fears the Atlanta Braves stadium debate is heating up — and in a highly personal way.

Susan McCoy said an arsonist struck her East Cobb property early Thursday morning. The flames didn’t reach her 3,900-square-foot home but did destroy part of her fence, evergreens and other parts of her yard.

McCoy, a newly minted lawyer, said she had filed a complaint with the SEC asking it to examine the county’s plan to issue $397 million in bonds for construction of the new stadium; and she has been critical of the rushed deal’s lack of transparency and cost to taxpayers.

“Its retribution for speaking out,” she said. “I obviously struck a nerve.”

Fire investigators deemed the fire “suspicious in nature” and are asking anyone with any information to contact them at 770-499-3869 or the GA Arson Control Program hotline at 800-282-5804, said Cobb Fire spokesman Daniel Dupree.

The white picket fence and evergreens were near the property line by the road and a distance from the house. Gasoline was still visible on the driveway Thursday, McCoy said.

Cobb County Commissioner Bob Ott was at the property in the Mount Bethel area Thursday morning along with arson investigators after McCoy discovered the fire damage around 8 a.m.

Ott, who voted for the Braves deal, was dismayed at the damage. He described McCoy as an involved citizen who had worked on community projects. He was stunned at what appeared to be arson. Police didn’t have a record any any similar events that would suggest a random prank, he said.

“It is almost impossible to say what caused it but clearly it is something that should not have happened,” Ott said. “People should be able to speak out and not worry about the security of their person or property.”

McCoy has pointed out at public meetings that the commission spent more time last year considering a law on backyard chickens but approved the Braves deal in three weeks. It would mean that taxpayers are subsidizing the Braves at the expense of schools and police, she said.

She announced in September that she had filed a complaint with the SEC because the agency oversees municipal bonds and has jurisdiction if there was any fraud or major misstatement.

The SEC does not comment on investigations or complaints. McCoy said she knows of at least two other complaints filed with the SEC.

 

(Reprinted from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Written By Steve Visser.)

Enjoy informative new episode of 2 TALK with Bob Ott

A new episode of 2 TALK with Bob Ott will air at  8 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 4, on Government Access Channel TV23. The show, hosted by the commissioner, highlights stories, accomplishments and insights into what makes District Two a great place to live and do business.

The latest episode features guests, including James Leonard who shares some details about the Freedom Calls Memorial Wall at Georgia National Guard’s Clay Center. Police Capt. Jerry Quan also briefs viewers about the Police Email Notification System while Officer Kevin Ashbaugh addresses the new Georgia gun law.

TV23 can be found on channel 23 for Comcast and Charter cable customers. AT&T U-verse customers will need to tune to channel 99 and then select Cobb County Government. The show is also available on TV23’s live Web stream or watch by clicking here.

 
 

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Video of the Week: 2 Talk with Bob Ott

Commissioner Bob Ott’s 2Talk program for September. Ott speaks with James Nelson, chairman of the Freedom Calls Memorial Foundation.

Final public hearing on FY15 proposed budget

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The Cobb County Board of Commissioners will conduct another public hearing on the Fiscal Year 2015 budget at 1:30 p.m, Tuesday, Aug. 26. The public hearing will be in the Cobb County Board of Commissioners meeting room at 100 Cherokee St., Marietta. Any persons wishing to be heard regarding the budget may appear. 

The Cobb County Board of Commissioners will adopt the FY 2015 budget at 7 p.m, Tuesday, Aug. 26 at the same location. 

Please click here for a copy of the budget presentation.
Please click here for a copy for the FY15 proposed budget.

Please email Commissioner Bob Ott with your thoughts and concerns about the budget at bob.ott@cobbcounty.org.

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Roadwork continues in East Cobb

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Road resurfacing operations will continue Tuesday, Aug. 26, through Friday, Aug. 29 at Indian Hills Parkway between Roswell Road (SR 120) and Lower Roswell Road. Expect lane closures between 9 am and 4 pm with one lane remaining open at all times on the following road: EXPECT DELAYS

This work is subject to change due to weather or construction progress.

(Source: Commissioner Bob Ott)

 

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Johnson Ferry Road at Woodlawn Safety Improvement

Cobb DOT has determined that the criteria has been met for adding a northbound protected left turn phase at this intersection. This safety improvement will be in place by the end of August.

(Source: Commissioner Bob Ott)

 

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