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Bring Community Leadership and Organized Activities

East Cobb is simply an unincorporated area of Cobb County and has no central core. Though physically centered at the intersection of Johnson Ferry and Roswell Road halfway from Roswell and Marietta, East Cobb is an area without a formal name, without a city center, without local governance to make it unique, and without civic activities. There are limited activities organized by community groups like The East Cobber Parade and the Taste of East Cobb, founded as a fundraising project for the Walton Band. These activities and the annual holiday celebration at East Cobb Park are the only activities that incidentally were organized and/or financed largely by the community.

East Cobb has so much unrealized potential as a community. A city with local leadership and citizen involvement paves the way for parades, seasonal festivities, craft fairs, concerts, and summer Friday night celebrations are just some possibilities….. So much more is possible when you have a city structure that residents can use to create these wonderful community events. Imagine what East Cobb could be with its smart and dedicated citizens!

Ability to Spend City Money on City Projects.

The financial control exercised by the City Council will allow it to spend money on projects that might not be on the County's priority lists. Parks, dog parks, bike paths, and jogging trails…imagine what the City of East Cobb could provide. And, these types of community improvements can lead the way to increased home values.

Nearby Examples

You do not have to go far to see examples of what great communities in action look like. In fact, many East Cobbers head over to neighboring Roswell, Sandy Springs, and Marietta routinely to participate in activities held by these cities and their local parks & rec department. They have excellent programs available for people of all ages and stages of life.

Here is local government in action for the residents of Johns Creek:

ajc-johnscreek-bridgeRead More: AJC - Rebuild of historic Rogers Bridge to link Duluth, Johns Creek parks.

 

Take a look at other newly-formed municipalities in metro Atlanta is proof positive of the advantages of being a city. Two recent examples to look at are Peachtree Corners and Chattahoochee Hills.

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