published Wednesday, November 20th, 2013

Atlanta Braves stadium opponents say residents should vote

MARIETTA, Ga. — Opponents of spending public money on the Atlanta Braves' new stadium say a county commission vote should be postponed to give residents more time to weigh in.

They also say Cobb County residents should get the chance to vote on the plan.

The team last week surprised fans by announcing that it would move to a new stadium being planned in the suburban county northwest of Atlanta. The deal calls for the Braves to fund 55 percent of the cost, with public funds being used to cover the remaining 45 percent.

William Perry, executive director of Common Cause Georgia, tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that voters deserve a referendum.

Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee tells The Marietta Daily Journal that he doesn't plan to postpone the commission's Tuesday vote.

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