New tax considered for Six Flags area

The proposed new tax for Six Flags area businesses would pay for improvements to enhance their businesses, said Ed Richardson, chairman of the South Cobb Redevelopment Authority, following Tuesday night’s first of two public hearings before the Cobb County commissioners.

The 3.5-mil tax would not apply to renters or residents, he explained, to create the Six Flags Area Special Services District.

Richardson said the plan is “to remove some of the dilapidated buildings” and have “more infrastructure and landscape improvements to help quite a few distribution businesses in that area.”

No one spoke in opposition at Tuesday’s hearing, and only Richardson spoke in favor.

“We haven’t heard any opposition by local property owners,” he added.

The final public hearing and possible vote by the Cobb commissioners will be 9 a.m. Nov. 11 in the second floor Commissioner’s Meeting Room, Cobb County Building, 100 Cherokee St., Marietta.

Information: Cobb District 4 Commissioner Lisa Cupid, lisa.cupid@cobbcounty.org, 770-528-3312.

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