Cobb County staff will host informational and interactive meetings throughout the county for residents, business owners and property owners to kickoff the public engagement phase of the 10-year update to the Comprehensive Plan for unincorporated Cobb. Civic engagement is a central component to any planning process. In order for the Cobb 2040 Plan to be successful, residents must be active in the planning process by providing their thoughts and ideas to ensure the plan reflects the community's preferences and desires.
The Comprehensive Plan is a long-range, community designed growth strategy that will continue to make Cobb County an attractive place to invest, conduct business and raise a family. The current plan covers the time period between 2007 and 2030. The 10-year update will extend the current plan's growth outlook to 2040. It will help Cobb guide and manage expected population and employment growth and coordinate major public investments in public safety, transportation, community facilities and other important elements.
All meetings and exercises are designed to be easy and fun for all who care about how their community will grow in the future. There will be one meeting in each of the four commission districts, sharing how the 2040 Comprehensive Plan guides the county, as well as providing information about existing conditions. Interactive sessions will help gather input about the needs and opportunities for Cobb County moving forward over the next 20 years. Please attend one of the following meetings:
• Meeting in District One
6-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 15
West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Highway, Powder Springs
• Meeting in District Two
6-8 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29
East Cobb Library, 4800 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta
• Meeting in District Four
6-8 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12
South Cobb Community Center, 600 Lions Club Drive, Mableton
• Meeting in District Three
6-8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 16
Mountain View Community Center, 3400 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta
Enjoy the final concert of the South Cobb Arts Alliance Summer Candlelite Concert Series Saturday, Oct. 10, at Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre. Milkshake Mayfield brings the best of smooth jazz and gospel music. World renowned trumpeter and flugelhorn player, Milkshake has traveled the world and played with Dizzie Gillespie, Duke Ellington and Wynton Marsalis.
Gates will open at 7 p.m. and the concert starts at 8 p.m. Bring a picnic and come early for best seating. Food is also available at the concession stands.
General admission seating, under cover or under the stars, is free. Tables directly in front of the stage that seat $55 are available for $55. Call 770-819-3285 to reserve a table. This is a rain or shine event. For more information, visit mablehouse.org.
The Cobb County Public Library System will hold its semi-annual booksale at Jim R Miller Park the weekend of Oct. 16-18 at Jim R. Miller Park, 2245 Callaway Road, Marietta. Acceptable forms of payment are cash and checks. On Friday, electronic devices are not permitted until 1 p.m.
The booksale will only be able to sell up to two boxes of items at a time on Friday until 1 p.m. Please plan to pay and take items to your vehicle before continuing shopping. Parking is free and all profits from this sale go directly to buying more items for the 16 libraries in the Cobb County system.
District Two Commissioner Bob Ott will be host an informative town hall 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13. This will be a great opportunity to meet with the commissioner and talk about any issues you may have. The meeting will be held at the Cochise Club, 3773 Cochise Drive SE, Atlanta. For more information, call 770-528-3315.