Goreham thanked for managing growth
January 23, 2014 12:17 AM | 1732 views | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

As longtime residents of Cobb County, we would like to thank County Commissioner Helen Goreham for three terms of service to the residents of west Cobb. When our two young families moved to west Cobb in the late 1970s this part of the county was very rural, traffic was light, and trees outnumbered stoplights.

As west Cobb became more populated in the 1980s and ’90s it was imperative that development be responsibly managed. When Goreham took office her priority was to ensure that west Cobb residents were the focus. She protected our neighborhoods from overly aggressive development. Instead of a strip shopping mall, we have the Avenue of West Cobb; instead of a shopping/entertainment center we have green space and a future park. And our now busy streets are lined with sidewalks that keep our community connected and our residents active.

Thank you, Commissioner Goreham, for maintaining the quality of life in west Cobb that we can now share with our grandchildren. We hope that the future commissioners share your vision and values.

Jessica and Bill Cummins

Liz Brun


west Cobb
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January 24, 2014
Seriously? Commissioner Goreham managed growth in District 1? Oops...my mistake...just west Cobb. Perhaps you should take a real look to see what Commissioner Goreham did in the rest of District 1. NOTHING -- outside of west Cobb/Dallas Hwy area, there has been no representation for almost 12 years. Just irresponsible, unbelievable development - that's what will be left to OUR grandchildren. We were the sacrificial lamb so that you could still have a decent quality of life, green space, etc, etc. Now that the harm has been done, perhaps it's still possible for a new commissioner to realize that District 1 is more than just west Cobb AND we vote too!

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