East Cobb is not seceding from Cobb County. There should be minimal impact on the county. There will be no change to the senior tax exemption, and there will no changes in the funding and management of East Cobb's excellent public school system. The desire to have local control and to enjoy the benefits of being a city appeals to the best rather than worst instincts. It is designed to enhance our East Cobb friends' and neighbors' lives and not take anything from them or anyone else in Cobb County. In fact, an improved East Cobb will attract people and resources to Cobb and should have a positive overall impact.