Here's what you should know to start Aug. 23 in Northeast Cobb.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
1. Today will be cooler and less humid with a high of about 89 and an overnight low around 65, the National Weather Service says, but there is a chance of severe thunderstorms popping up in the afternoon and evening. We also have our first Code Orange smog alert in a while. 2. The Cobb County Board of Commissioners is meeting twice today, first in a work session at 1:30 p.m. to go over the first draft of the 2012 budget, which goes into effect Oct. 1, and again in a regular session at 7 p.m. Both meetings are at 100 Cherokee St. Northeast Cobb Patch will have live coverage of the night meeting. 3. Today’s meetings come a day after the commissioners joined the Cobb Board of Education for a lunch meeting with the county’s legislative …
Chairman Tim Lee said Friday that the county's 2012 budget will be about $8 million less than the $317 million 2011 budget.
The Cobb County commissioners will get a first look at the 2012 budget during a work session Tuesday afternoon. Chairman Tim Lee said Friday that the county's 2012 budget will be about $8 million less than the $317 million 2011 budget, the Marietta Daily Journal is reporting. Lee also told the MDJ he does not expect any layoffs or furloughs of the county's 4,200 employees in the new budget year. Since May 1, county employees have been forced to take five unpaid days off to help balance the current year's budget. The Cobb County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 last month in favor of raising taxes to make up a possible $33 million deficit in the 2012 fiscal year. Commissioners Bob Ott and JoAnn Birrell voted against the proposal. The …