MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - A coalition of wide-ranging citizens groups has asked Cobb County officials to delay a decision on spending hundreds of millions of public dollars to build a stadium for Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves.
Cobb Commission Chairman Tim Lee says the vote is still scheduled to proceed Tuesday as planned. It calls for $300 million in direct public support for the stadium, plus infrastructure spending and other maintenance support. Leaders of the Atlanta Tea Party, Common Cause of Georgia and the Sierra Club, among others, asked for a 60-day delay, saying voters in the suburban county haven't had enough time to consider the details. Lee unveiled the framework of Cobb's commitment over the last two weeks, after he'd already worked out the draft memorandum of understanding in private with Braves executives.