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To allow for the city mayor and council to be elected in November 2022. If East Cobb City incorporation is approved in May 2022, its citizens will have an opportunity to run and be elected as mayor or to the council this November. Residents will have the ability to elect council members that accurately represent the views of the community. The sooner the council is in place, the longer they will have to prepare and ensure the city is launched successfully. Additionally, the City of East Cobb will have a seat at the table before the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) expires in 2023. An MOU is an agreement between a county and a city that clearly defines what funds transfer from the county to the city along with what expenses are associated with the services that city offers. The MOU will positively affect the citizens and budget of the City of East Cobb.