The Cobb County GIS department released a very useful tool for Cobb residents interested in researching zoning cases in their area. This morning the department tweeted this announcement and link to the tool.
*NEW* Web-map for ACTIVE zoning cases, with links to associated documents and meeting videos! #cobbzoning #cobbcounty #lovemapshttps://t.co/cv923A7eW3 pic.twitter.com/iYoc16A9yy
— CobbCountyGIS (@CobbCountyGIS) February 14, 2018
Using the interactive map, you can find land use and zoning cases in your area, and click on any of the little color-coded emblems near your location (or any other location in Cobb you’re interested in). The colors represent types of cases and their status (current, proposed, land use permits, special land use permits, etc). When you click on one of the links, it will take you to an information table that includes the dates of meetings about the case, a link to the video of the meeting if it’s already occurred, and the meeting minutes associated with the case.
The one thing I couldn’t find on my first pass through the app, that I think would be useful, and make it more user-friendly, is a link to the document explaining the zoning categories. But a list of Cobb’s zoning categories with descriptions can be found here.
Overall, this is an extremely useful and user-friendly tool for residents who want to participate in decisions that affect the quality of life in their community.