The cityhood committee believes government closest to the people represents the people best. State Representative Ed Setzler said it best, “In a county of 800,000 people, the idea that you have one local representative to represent 200,000 people and three of the five people that literally make every decision about your backyard, you cannot vote for. It is a dynamic that arguably should have been fixed 20 years ago.” The citizens of East Cobb want to maintain what we have, keeping low density, keeping taxes low, creating local representation (approximately 1 councilor per 10,000 residents), and tailoring public safety to the specific needs and geography of East Cobb.