I live in Cobb County. Yet I don't care if the Braves build the planned stadium in Cobb County. In fact, I wouldn't care if they moved to Moose Jaw. But give me a break, folks. The stadium deal was pushed through like Francisco Franco was running the project. It was almost comically dictatorial. The commissioners and supporters of the stadium should have been festooned with epaulets.
When I heard about the tightly orchestrated Cobb County Commission meeting the old song from the musical Little Abner ran through my head: "He calls the shots and he intends to keep it that'a way ... what's good for General Bullmoose, is good for the USA!!!!".
It's obvious to anyone who browsed the story of the Braves move that the details were hammered out in secret to avoid any discussion of the deal in public, and that subsequent actions have been carried out to stop the public from having any oversight or input. It's been a case study in the opposite of good government and transparency. Whether the stadium construction and the planned mixed use projects surrounding it have good impacts or not (and I suspect they will have some beneficial impacts) the process was crazily dictatorial, and put an embarrassing spotlight on how business is carried out in Cobb County.