In 2011, the passage of Georgia Senate Bill 266 reactivated the previously defunct South Cobb Redevelopment Authority (SCRA). The body has been renamed the South Cobb Redevelopment Authority and has been given powers that will have a wide-ranging impact on the revitalization, redevelopment and economic vitality of the area that it serves. The SCRA has the authority to issue bonds to assist in financing infrastructure improvements that will foster economic growth and vitality in South Cobb. Additionally, the SCRA will be the holder of any properties acquired and subsequently held in a land bank within its jurisdiction. The SCRA will then have the liberty to market properties held in the land bank to real estate developers for redevelopment opportunities. The SCRA Board consists of seven members. Four members are appointed by the Cobb County Board of Commissioners and will serve four-year terms.
The remaining three members are appointed by representatives of the Cobb County Delegation to the Georgia General Assembly whose districts are entirely or in-part located in the SCRA’s physical jurisdiction, and will serve four-year terms (except the initial three Delegation appointees, who will serve one, two and three-year terms, respectively).