Chairwoman: Governor will not appoint Mableton transition committee
February 15, 2023 - During a brief conversation with Governor Kemp this morning, Chairwoman Lisa Cupid learned the Governor would not appoint a transition committee for the new city of Mableton.
“Many residents have asked when this transition team would be formed,” said Chairwoman Cupid. “Now that we have clarity on this manner, we will await the election of a new Mableton Mayor and City Council. Once that body is formed and sets its rules, we will start working with it at the appropriate time to transition services.”
As part of the cityhood process, the Governor had the discretion to appoint a committee to enter into preliminary discussions with the county and guide newly elected city leaders on the transition of services once in office. However, this transition team is not authorized to enter into binding agreements nor expend public funds.
The Cobb Board of Commissioners has already appointed County Manager Dr. Jackie McMorris as the primary point person with the county to deal with the Mableton transition.
The Mableton municipal election is set for March 21, with a possible runoff on April 18. Advance Voting will start on February 27 at two locations in the city. More information on the election can be found at www.cobbelections.org.
Updates regarding the county’s preparations and the transition will be addressed at a Town Hall Meeting hosted by Chairwoman Cupid and District 4 Commissioner Monique Sheffield on Thursday, February 16. That will be in the auditorium at the Cobb Police Department Training Complex at 2435 East-West Connector, Austell. It will run from 7 pm - 8:30 pm.