Cobb County Government

Cobb Commission Chairman and Sandy Spring Mayor Issue Statement on Transportation Initiatives related to SunTrust Park

(Marietta, GA - June 23, 2016) Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee, Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul, and members of their senior team met this morning to discussion operational and transportation initiatives related to the Braves move to Cobb County.
The group reviewed signage, game day and public safety initiatives, with agreement that cooperative efforts have produced a strong base related to operational considerations.
The group also discussed systemic issues, specifically the need for significant capital projects to alleviate traffic concerns in and around the New Northside area in Sandy Springs.
“We have work to do, but we are committed to collaborating with Cobb County in developing viable solutions that create a win-win scenario for both communities,” said Sandy Springs Mayor Rusty Paul.
“Cobb County and Sandy Springs have a long history of collaborating on many projects and we plan to add traffic management around SunTrust Park to our record of success. I am confident that we will end up with a plan that works in the best interest of both communities.” Said Cobb Chairman Tim Lee.
At the request of Chairman Lee and Mayor Paul, a set schedule of meetings will be established between Cobb County Manager David Hankerson and Sandy Springs City Manager John McDonough as the two communities continue working together in developing alternatives to address game day travel.