After loss, East Cobb Cityhood group takes down website

Cindy Cooperman and Craig Chapin of the Committee for East Cobb Cityhood during a debate in April.

hours later a bitter defeat in the referendum On Tuesday, the Committee for East Cobb Cityhood pulled its main vehicles online to communicate with the public.

The city’s Facebook page no longer exists and his website only includes a link to Tuesday’s results and a MDJ story about the Cobb Commissioners favoring a 30-year transport tax.

A YouTube page run by the cityhood group with video interviews, including some we noted in a previous postalso disappeared.

The referendum was overwhelmingly rejected on Tuesday, with 73% of voters rejecting the creation of a town of East Cobb.

All three of Cobb’s referendums on the ballot failed, with voters in Lost Mountain rejecting the city with 58% of the vote and voters in Vinings rejecting it with 55% of the vote.

A town referendum in November will be held in Mableton.

Commenting on the referendum results, East Cobb Cityhood group spokeswoman Cindy Cooperman said East Cobb News Wednesday that the group “has worked hard for the right of citizens to vote for a city and as advocates for the proposed city. Although the county and the opposition did not want citizens to vote, the community made its voice heard.

“Make no mistake; the facts have not changed. East Cobb will experience increasing growth and fiscal pressure from Cobb County to urbanize our community. Our poll told a different story than last night’s results. The Cobb’s political orientation explains why the county worked so hard to stop the city’s efforts.

Cobb government officials have held several public meetings over the past two months about the town’s referenda, and the county has launched a web portal about the town with what it said is unbiased information in response to requests from the audience.

The Cityhood group strongly opposed this and tried to keep the focus on development and density issues.

Cobb supporters and leaders have attempted to question a city’s ability to provide the proposed police, fire, and 911 emergency services.

Last week, as the campaign reached its final days, some Cobb public safety department heads participated in a Zoom call led by the East Cobb Alliance, the city’s main opposition group.

Opponents of cityhood have taken note of the disappearance of the Cityhood group’s web.

In the East Cobbers Against High Density Development group on Facebook, commenters responded with joy.

“If I knew how fast they would clean everything up, I would have created my own website to save this train wreck from a campaign,” one wrote.

‘I hope they understood that East Cobb doesn’t have to be a town,’ said another.

Readers on the East Cobb Alliance Facebook Page expressed similar sentiments and thanked the group’s organizers.

The only neighborhood in which YES votes prevailed – Sope Creek 3 – includes the Atlanta Country Club where some Cityhood bandleaders live.

“I predict they drill it down to Atlanta Country Club and Paper Mill Rd – CE will be their East Cobb,” one commentator joked.

“They can have it,” replied another.


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