Public Participation in Zoning in Cobb County
To view Zoning and Variance Applications, go to this Cobb County webpage: http://zoning.comdev.cobbcountyga.gov/index.htm
District 4 Community Zoning Meetings: at 6pm on the 4th Wednesdays of each month, District Commissioner Lisa Cupid and Planning Commissioner Galt Porter hold a community meeting about upcoming zoning applications. The meeting is held at the South Cobb Community Center, 620 Lions Club Drive. Email Bianca.firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm date and location.
Public Hearings: Final decisions are made by the Board of Commissioners, after the Planning Commission makes a recommendation to the Board of Commissioners. Each holds a monthly hearing (except in January).
- Planning Commission – first Tuesday of each month
- Board of Commissioners – third Tuesday of each month
Use the link above to double check the dates on the application (which can change due to holidays). All hearings begin at 9am on the second floor of 100 Cherokee St, Marietta. There is a parking deck attached to the building. The parking fee is $5 for the day. You can use the link above to view the agenda for each meeting, but cases can be heard at any time during the hearing.
Written Comments are important! Send emails to both the Planning Commission and the Board of Commissioners at least several days before the hearing.
Planning Commission members: Mike Terry, Galt Porter, Judy Williams, Skip Gunther and Thea Powell. Members of the Board of Commissioners: Mike Boyce, Lisa Cupid, Bob Ott, Bob Weatherford and Joann Birrell. Emails should also be copied to John Pederson (Zoning Manager) and Lori Barton (County Clerk’s office).
Here are all the email addresses for zoning so that you can copy and paste them:
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Put the case number (Z-##) in the subject line, along with the name of the applicant (for example: Joe’s Shop). Use your own words to describe why you think the application should be approved or denied.
Variances are heard by only the Board of Zoning Appeals, which consists of Monique Sheffield, Skip Gunther, Judy Williams, Murray Homan, and Bryant McDaniel.
Here are all the email addresses for variances so that you can copy and paste them:
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The Mableton Improvement Coalition participates in this public comment process for zoning applications with the goal of presenting the community’s viewpoint. We need to hear from you! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, become a part of our Facebook group, or attend the Community Zoning meetings. Act as soon as you see a zoning sign go up! Early conversations are the most productive.
Questions? Please contact MIC’s Zoning Committee Chairman, Robin Meyer at zoning @mableton.org or 770/948-5394. Website: www.mableton.org.