Cobb millage rate increase town hall locations

Cobb County Board of Commissioners in sessionCobb County Board of Commissioners -- photo by Larry Felton Johnson

Cobb County will hold a series of town halls on the budget and proposed Cobb millage rate increase, organized by commission chair Michael Boyce.

Boyce presented a case for a tax increase on his weekly video update. The town halls allow direct feedback from Cobb residents.

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There will be three legally required millage rate increase hearings in July.

Budget Town Hall Schedule

The budget town halls, in various locations around the county, will be at 7 p.m. at the following locations:

  • June 18 at the East Cobb Senior Center, 3332 Sandy Plains Rd, Marietta, GA 30066
  • June 19 at the North Cobb Senior Center, 3900 S. Main Street, Acworth, GA 30101
  • June 20 at the Senior Wellness Center, 1150 Powder Springs St SW, Marietta, GA 30064
  • June 25 at the Freeman Poole Senior Center, 4025 S Hurt Rd SW, Smyrna, GA 30082
  • June 27 at the West Cobb Senior Center, 4915 Dallas Hwy, Powder Springs, GA 30127
  • June 28 at the South Cobb Community Center, 620 Lions Club Dr, Mableton, GA 30126
  • July 9 at Sewell Mill Library, 2051 Lower Roswell Rd, Marietta, GA 30068

Cobb Millage Rate Increase Hearing Schedule

Under Georgia law, counties are required to calculate a “rollback” millage rate after property reassessments are done and the total digest of taxable property for the year is prepared.  “Millage” is the amount per $1,000 of the taxable value of a property used to calculate how much the property owner owes in taxes.  The “rollback” millage rate is the hypothetical rate at which the taxation under the newly prepared tax digest would produce the same total tax revenue as the previous year.  If the county proposes a millage rate higher than the rollback rate it three public hearings are required so the public can give its opinion on the tax increase.

These hearings will be in the Board of Commissioners room on the second floor of 100 Cherokee Street Marietta, GA 30090

  • Tuesday, July 10 at 9 a.m.
  • Tuesday, July 17 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 25 at 7 p.m.

Public comments are allowed at both the budget town halls and millage rate hearings. Cobb County GIS has prepared a presentation on the budget available here.

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Larry Felton Johnson
Larry Felton Johnson is the editor and publisher of the Cobb County Courier. He holds a degree in journalism from Georgia State University and enjoys exploring the county's trail and greenway network when he isn't covering county government meetings and court proceedings.

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