There was a grassroots effort in 2018 and 2019 that started in East Cobb to explore cityhood. It was initiated by a small group of people with a genuine concern that East Cobb is not realizing its potential. There were several town hall meetings and debates on the question. The outcome was that it was premature to move forward without taking into account the feedback from the community that was received. It was clear that the committee needed to address the following:
- Reset the ambitions of the city to a smaller footprint with fewer services.
- Increase communication about the process and rationale.
- Gather more community input every step of the way.
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