Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Cobb Commissioners are thinking about ways to keep tax dollars out of the hands of illegal immigrants.
After a 3-2 vote last month against the IMAGE Certification Program, the Cobb Board of Commissioners is now considering ways to stop county funds from going to illegal immigrants. Discussion led by District 1 Commissioner Helen Goreham on forming a committee to study illegal immigrants is expected to be on the agenda for the next board meeting. County Chairman Tim Lee told The Marietta Daily Journal that Goreham's proposal is "in response to the proposed IMAGE code amendment" to make sure the county is doing the right thing and being "effective and efficient" when it comes to this matter. Last month, the board voted 3-2 to reject the IMAGE Certification Program, a proposed code change that supporters say would ensure jobs paid for with …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The Cobb Commission Chairman is the featured guest at the Jan. 30 meeting of the East Cobb Civic Association.
Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee is the featured speaker at the Jan. 30 meeting of the East Cobb Civic Association. His remarks will begin at 7 p.m. at the East Cobb Government Services Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road. A general membership meeting will follow. Lee, a resident of the Northeast Cobb area, delivered his official State of the County address to the Cobb Chamber of Commerce last week; see the accompanying video for the full speech. Over the weekend The Marietta Daily Journal reported that Lee is requesting a three percent raise for county officials, just as county employees received late last year. Both measures are opposed by East Cobb commissioner Bob Ott. He supported a one-time bonus for employees and told the newspaper that…
Monday, January 7, 2013
The commission chairman will speak at a Cobb Chamber breakfast next Monday.
Monday, January 7
Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee will deliver the 2013 state of the county address before the Cobb Chamber of Commerce next week. The organization's First Monday breakfast starts Jan. 14 at 7:30 a.m. at the Cobb Galleria Centre, 2 Galleria Parkway. The online registration and refund deadline is this Wednesday, Jan. 9, at 12 p.m. Tickets are $25 a person for Cobb Chamber members online and $40 at the door; general admission tickets are $60 a person. Lee, a Republican who previously represented Northeast Cobb's District 3 on the commission, won a full-term as chairman last August after filling the final two years of former chairman Sam Olens' term. Lee was sworn in for his new term last month, as was District 2 commissioner Bob Ott, a …
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
The Cobb Commission Chairman will take the oath of office to begin a full term.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
On Thursday, Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee will be sworn in for a new term. The swearing-in ceremony will take place at 10 a.m. in the 2nd floor BOC room, 100 Cherokee St., Marietta. Lee defeated former chairman Bill Byrne in the Republican primary runoff in August to win a full four-year term. Lee was elected in 2010 fill the unexpired term of former chairman Sam Olens, now the Georgia Attorney General. Lee had been a District 3 commissioner, serving the Northeast Cobb area currently represented by JoAnn Birrell. Lee was re-elected in spite of his support of the roundly defeated TSPLOST referendum last summer and his vote to raise property taxes in 2011 to help the county close a $30 million budget deficit. East Cobb Commissioner Bob …
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
The county is looking for ways to reduce a projected rate increase for the water system.
Cobb County is investigating ways to alleviate the projected eight percent increase in water rates that will be passed on to consumers from the Cobb County Water System. Chairman Tim Lee suggested the county look at refinancing the Cobb-Marietta Water Authority's debt. With the current low interest rate, this plan could bring significant savings to the county and its water consumers. As reported in The Marietta Daily Journal, there was a transfer of $20 million from the Water System to the general fund to help balance the budget combined with a rate increase. This shuffling of funds has been decried by several people, including District 3 Commissioner JoAnn Birrell, as a back door tax hike.
The incumbent Cobb County Chairman will be joined by other county and state Republicans.
Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee will be one of four prominent Republicans to speak at the East Cobb Republican meeting on Wednesday evening. Lee will be speaking alongside Cobb Sheriff Neil Warren, Cobb GOP Chairman Joe Dendy and House District 41 candidate Phil Daniell. The East Cobb Republicans consist of House Districts 43, 44, 45 and 46. The meeting is open to everyone regardless of party affiliation or beliefs. The meeting will be held at Tijuana Joe's on Johnson Ferry Road. The meeting will last from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. with free admission. It is recommended that people coming to the event arrive around 6:30 p.m.
Monday, August 20, 2012
Voters on Tuesday will decide on a Cobb Commission Chairman, a South Cobb Commissioner and a State Court Judge, among other offices.
The combative three-week period between Tim Lee and Bill Byrne in the Cobb Commission Chairman's runoff campaign is nearing an end. Voters go to the polls again on Tuesday to decide on whether to keep Lee, the incumbent, or return Byrne to his old position after a 10-year absence. Since there is no Democratic opponent in November, the winner of this battle between Republicans will be elected chairman for the four-year period starting in Jan. 2013. Cobb voters also will decide countywide offices for a State Court judgeship and for Superior Court Clerk, as well as other local races, including the District 4 Cobb Commission seat, where incumbent Woody Thompson has Democratic opposition. The polls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, and …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Does week's decision affecting the Walton and Lassiter choruses have its roots in what Tim Lee said about TSPLOST?
Did Tim Lee cause the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus to snub the Walton High School and Lassiter High School choral programs? Why would I ask such a preposterous question? After years of routine inclusion, the ASO Chorus has excluded these two outstanding choral programs. Granted, the ASO has come back and "clarified" its action. Apparently it didn't REALLY mean Walton and Lassiter were not "diverse" enough, it just wants to "include" a school from the inner city. Still, the original statement is usually the closest to the truth and everything else is spin or CYA. If you've been around long enough, you know of the love/hate relationship between Atlanta proper and its suburban neighbors, especially Cobb County. They love our money and …
The Cobb County Chairman gave a mid-year review of the state of Cobb County at a Cumberland Area Council meeting Wednesday.
Thursday, August 16, 2012
The Cobb Commission Chairman is denouncing his predecessor's anti-gay vote in the early 1990s.
Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee won't debate his Aug. 21 Republican runoff opponent in his bid to keep his job. But Lee is spending the final days before his head-to-head electoral clash with Bill Byrne attacking him in other ways. After Byrne proposed a City of East Cobb last week, Lee has elected to step back in time, reminding voters of an anti-gay resolution the Cobb Commission passed in 1993 that cost the county an Atlanta Olympics volleyball venue at the Cobb Galleria Centre. Byrne, who was chairman from 1992-2002, voted for the resolution, which was a general condemnation of "the gay lifestyle." "The Olympics pulled volleyball out of Cobb County -- and all that economic impact and all the positive things that could have been …