Cobb official pledges transparency on Braves

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Public hearing on Cobb Braves stadium deal

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb County Chairman Tim Lee says he will roll out a communications plan in January that he believes will keep the public informed as the Braves and county move forward to build a $672 million ball park set to open in 2017, reports the Marietta Daily Journal.

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County officials have been criticized for keeping secret about the Braves' plan to move to Cobb, and for not providing more information on negotiations leading up to a vote by the Board of Commissioners on Nov. 26 to approve a memorandum of understanding with the team that calls for Cobb to finance $300 million and the Braves to pay $372 million for a new stadium.

The Braves are separately developing a $400 million mixed-used development next to the stadium.

"Now that it's happened, it's appropriate to keep as much information as possible on our progress and our status available to the folks that are involved," Lee said.

County spokesman Robert Quigley said he plans to add a link to the county's website where all Braves-related documents can be found.

(Atlanta Business Chronicle)

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