I read with interest your Around Town segment on Saturday concerning the future of David Hankerson as Cobb County manager. The issue is very simple to understand.
Local legislation, defining the Cobb Commission chairman’s role, is very clear on two issues: 1. the chairman is responsible for the budget and 2. the chairman appoints the county manager and all department heads, with the approval of the district commissioners.
If Tim Lee does not reappoint David Hankerson in January, Cobb County will have a new county manager and there is nothing the District Commissioners can do about it. It’s that simple! It is totally the chairman’s responsibility.
I am also wondering why the MDJ is not more concerned about the “continuing” transit proposals and the thousands of dollars being spent on “studies.” Cobb’s voters were very clear in last year’s primary and said NO to the TSPLOST proposal by a 69 percent to 31 percent referendum vote.
The transit proposals do not work, they are not affordable and the voters don’t want them. The two CIDs, Chamber of Commerce and the city of Atlanta continue to control the transit agenda in Cobb County, and it just doesn’t work.
What is it going to take to get Tim Lee’s attention on this issue?