Cobb approves $10 million for Six Flags area bonds

The Cobb County Board of Commissioners voted 3-2 Tuesday to approve South Cobb Redevelopment Authority revenue bonds for the new Six Flags Area Special Services redevelopment projects not to exceed $10 million.

Opposed were Commissioners JoAnn Birrell and Bob Ott, neither offering any comments for their opposition.

However, Commissioner Lisa Cupid, who resides in the Six Flags area, said this vote “allows us to finally put dollars into this area to come into parity with other parts of Cobb.”

This district was formed by the commissioners on Nov. 11 to make such ongoing improvements as infrastructure, landscaping, signage and lighting in the Six Flags area.

Issuance costs for these Series 2015 Bonds “will not impact the county’s budget,” according to the county’s Office of Finance and Economic Development Director James Pehrson, also the interim county clerk since the sudden passing of County Clerk Candy Ellison on July 3.

Continuing costs will have to be approved by the commissioners, he added.