What Are The Boundaries For The Proposed East Cobb City?
The map is a result of 3 years of input from the community. People wanted a more cohesive map, and one that better represented this core community of interest.
The area is centered on the intersection of Johnson Ferry and Roswell Rd.
The neighborhoods at the end of Columns Dr are included in this revised map. More details are in the FAQ below.
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Population ~ 55,000
- North: Shallowford Rd
- East: Cobb County Line
- South: Chattahoochee River
- West: Sope Creek, Shadowlawn Rd, Old Canton Rd, Murdock Rd , Hembree Rd
- Walton High School
- Pope High School (a portion of the attendance zone)
- Wheeler High School (a portion of the attendance zone)
Frequently Asked Questions about the map.
Q: What has changed in this map update?
A: There is a neighborhood at the end of Columns Drive, beyond Sope Creek, that was excluded in the original map. It was due to it being in a different census block from the rest of Columns Drive. Rep. Dollar and the East Cobb Cityhood Committee submitted a request to have this portion of Columns Dr INCLUDED, so that it would not create an unnecessary "island" for the residents of this neighborhood. It was recently approved and we are posting the updated map to share with those who have expressed concern. We expect no there material changes to the map.
Q: Why are the entire attendance zones for each of the high schools are not included?
A: City boundaries are based on census blocks/tracts and NOT on the school attendance zones.
Q: How were the boundaries of the city determined?
A: The boundaries of a city are determined in conjunction with and approved by Georgia's Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office.
"The Legislative and Congressional Reapportionment Office is a joint office of the Georgia General Assembly responsible for providing the General Assembly with redistricting services. The office uses data provided to the State of Georgia by the U.S. Census Bureau for the purpose of redistricting. In addition to providing the technical assistance to redistrict, the office provides an array of maps and up to date data reports which include information on demographics, precincts, and local redistricting."
Census blocks/tracts are largely used to determine the geographic boundaries to create a cohesive map with the footprint centered on the intersection of Johnson Ferry and Roswell Roads. Every effort was also made to avoid having a boundary exclude portions of a neighborhood. The goal was to have neighborhoods, in their entirety, included, wherever possible while staying within the guidelines per the Reapportionment Office.
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