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Braves Executive Elected to Cumberland CID Board

The Braves are now one of the largest land owners in the Cumberland area with 82 acres.

Aerial view of where the new Atlanta Braves stadium will be built. Courtesy Cumberland Community Improvement District Facebook
Aerial view of where the new Atlanta Braves stadium will be built. Courtesy Cumberland Community Improvement District Facebook
The Thursday election of the Atlanta Braves’ executive vice-president of business operations to the board of the Cumberland Community Improvement District means the baseball franchise will have a say in how funds are allocated in the district over the next three years.

Mike Plant filled the Post 5 open seat on the seven-person board that had been previously held by Trey Parrish. He represented the Maryland-based company that sold the property to the Braves in January for the purposes on building a new stadium and mixed-use development.

On its Facebook page Friday, the CCID posted:

The CID board elected Atlanta Braves Executive Vice President Mike Plant yesterday to fill its vacant position. The Braves are now one of the largest land owners in the Cumberland area with 82 acres. Through this position, the Braves will have the opportunity to work with the rest of the board to make critical public infrastructure improvements that will benefit the entire Cumberland community.

Like Plant, the other members of the board represent large property owners within the Cumberland area. The CID is a self-taxing district that allows businesses to invest in roads, trails, beautification, and other infrastructure projects that improve their property values as well as the community.

Read more from The Marietta Daily Journal here.

Richard "the Equalizer" Pellegrino June 01, 2014 at 02:34 PM
Hmmmm...no conflict of interest here....it looks like increasingly that the Cobb elected and appointed officials work for the Braves and not the people of Cobb....corruption at its finest.
Brian June 02, 2014 at 03:02 AM
Richard, Cumberland CID isn't part of Cobb government. It is a basically a self-taxing municipality, but with less services and its own government for the extra taxes it collects. It uses Cobb services for most things, but it does things like its recent streetscape projects itself. It also paid for some of the new bridge over the Chattahoochee on Cobb Pkwy. Obviously, way in the past, it helped fund the Cumberland Blvd exit. The biggest business owners are always on the board. Only businesses are taxed by the Cumberland CID.

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