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Look around areas in East Cobb, and you can see projects that may have pushed the envelope on density that border on over-development. Planning and zoning issues are major concerns for East Cobb residents that should be handled at the local level.

An important concern that needs to be addressed is the matter of conditions that a local council should impose on developers. For example, East Cobb development projects are routinely voted without requiring developers to preserve trees on the development site. Look at the trees lost in the new development at the corner of Bishop Lake Road and Johnson Ferry next to the Mr. Zion United Methodist Church and across from St. Peter and St. Paul Episcopal Church.

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Decisions about how the lots will be allowed to be developed are equally of concern. The city of East Cobb will certainly be more motivated to limit the impact of development than the Cobb County Commission has demonstrated.