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FY 2017 Budget Presentation

For the Week of October 31, 2016   altView All

Cobb County public libraries are out of eclipse viewing glasses, except for a very limited supply for locations hosting viewing party events – even those supplies are expected to run out. We urge our Cobb library patrons to plan ahead for August 21st by reviewing safety tips from credible sources and to shop for viewing glasses as soon as you can.

The Cobb County Board of Commissioners will conduct a public hearing on the FY 2018 Budget at 7 p.m., Tuesday, August 22, 2017, in the Cobb County Board of Commissioners meeting room at 100 Cherokee Street, 2nd Floor, Marietta, Georgia. At the public hearing, any persons wishing to be heard on the budget may appear. A second public hearing will be conducted at 9 a.m., Tuesday, September 12, 2017, in the same location. The Cobb County Board of Commissioners will adopt the FY 2018 Budget at 9 a.m., Tuesday, September 12, 2017, immediately following the second public hearing.

View the proposed budget

Cobb County Department of Public Safety staff will host a fall session of the Citizens Public Safety Academy. This 14-week program allows county residents to obtain an inside look into the public safety. During the course, participants will learn how the police, fire, animal control and 911 departments are organized and the important role each one plays.

In order to participate, interested residents should either live in Cobb County or work for Cobb County government or schools and be at least 21 years of age or older. The fall academy will start 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 5, at the Cobb County Public Safety Training Academy, 2109 Valor Drive, Marietta. Classes will be held every Tuesday evening for 14 weeks, with graduation on the 14th week. A few of the activities include meeting with distinguished members of the Public Safety Department, touring the 911 Communications Center and the Medical Examiner’s Office, receiving demonstrations from DPS Police Training on weapons/firearms safety and defensive tactics and participating in classes from Fire Department special operations.

In order to be accepted, those wanting to join must apply. The application can be emailed to you or be picked be up in person at the DPS Training Center. The completed application will need to be taken to the Cobb County Public Safety Internal Affairs Department, 1150 Powder Springs St., Suite 300, Marietta, by 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25. It is suggested to bring your driver’s license with you as they will need to make a copy for the application process. Applications “wait listed” will be held over to the spring 2018 program if necessary. If you do not have an email address, please make sure to provide a phone number. For more information, contact training registrar Mallorie Wheat at 770-590-5650.

Cobb's Police Athletic League will host its third annual baseball camp Aug. 29-30 at Southwest Baseball Complex. The camp for 4-9 year olds will be held 6-8:30 p.m., Aug. 29, and the camp for 10-15 year olds will be held 6-8:30 p.m., Aug. 30. Space is limited, so register online now at For more information, contact Alicia Hicks at 770-499-3921.

If you are looking for an entry or mid-level position, join us for these free workshops during the month of August, presented by Terence Norman, a veteran human resources professional.

Interview Bootcamp
9-11:30 a.m., Aug. 18
This interview bootcamp will help you improve your performance.

Interview Techniques 
9:30-11:30 a.m., Aug. 25
This workshop will teach your the interview techniques necessary to succeed.

Registration is required. To register, call 770-528-4300 or email with your name, address, phone number and workshop selection. Workshops will be held at CobbWorks Workforce Development Center, 463 Commerce Park Drive, Suite 100, Marietta.

Because public input is such a vital part of the process, county staff has added an additional public hearing on updates to the 2040 Comprehensive Plan.

The plan is available for review at and the public is encouraged to make final suggestions, additions or revisions. Public comments will be heard directly after the presentation to the Board of Commissioners.

  • 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 22
    BOC Meeting Room, second floor, 100 Cherokee St. NW, Marietta
    Presented during regular BOC meeting

The 2040 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, adopted in 2007 with subsequent annual amendments, covers the time period between 2007 and 2030. This 10-year update will extend the current plan's growth outlook to 2040.

The plan is mandated by the state of Georgia and will help Cobb County guide and manage expected population and employment growth and coordinate major public investments in public safety, transportation, community facilities and other important elements. The plan is scheduled for submission to the Atlanta Regional Commission on Aug. 9. The ARC will ensure it meets minimum standards and procedures for local comprehensive planning. If you have any questions or comments about the 2040 Comprehensive Plan, call 770-528-2018 or email