Thursday, July 03, 2008

Passage of parks bond would continue momentum

A letter to the editor by Dave McDaniel, vice-president of the Mableton Improvement Coalition, published in the Marietta Daily Journal on Thursday, July 3, 2008

Last Sunday, June 29, a concerned group of Cobb County citizens met at Paul Paulson's home in Powder Springs. The 45-50 people in attendance were a cross section from all over the county and from many walks of life.

The purpose was to discuss the potential for getting a referendum on the November ballot to enable purchasing more parkland with another $40 million bond without a tax increase. It can happen. Greater emphasis this time needs to be placed on pocket parks to diversify recreational opportunities. We need to continue the momentum of a very successful acquisition effort following the 72 percent voter approval for the 2006 parks bond referendum. Soon the county will have acquired more than 400 acres of green space for the enjoyment of generations to come, landscape that Mother Nature would take more than a lifetime to replace.

Much needs to be done to bring the matter to a referendum vote. Cobb residents need to express their support to their commissioners by July 15 for the commissioners to discuss and vote on the matter by July 22. Join the Mableton Improvement Coalition board in joining the Cobb Parks Coalition.

Dave McDaniel
Vice President
Mableton Improvement Coalition


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