Kennesaw considers joining Georgia and Cobb election schedule
by Bridgette Bonner
March 15, 2013 12:23 AM | 2643 views | 3 3 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
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Kennesaw City Council members are considering aligning schedules for local elections with Cobb County elections.

Council member Cris Eaton-Welsh urged the group Wednesday to join elections for Kennesaw officials and issues with the county, stating it would save Kennesaw money by eliminating special elections. She also said there would be a higher voter turnout for larger elections, bringing people to the polls who may not vote in a Kennesaw-specific election.

The belief of many on the council is that Kennesaw would get lost in the shuffle of Cobb County, state or national elections.

“If you’re doing the job you’re supposed to do, people will know who you are and vote for you,” Welsh said.

Mayor Mark Mathews said he’s open to exploring the financial aspect, but that Kennesaw issues are important and should not be overshadowed.

The shift would change term lengths to three years instead of four, aligning the council members with Cobb County elected officials.

Also at the meeting, Adam Fraley, CPA with Mauldin and Jenkins LLC, presented a clean audit finding for the city for the fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, 2012. The financial statements passed the inspections, and there were no problems with administration, Fraley said.

The council will consider the elections and other issues such as zoning for a home business at a meeting Monday at 6:30 p.m. in the council chambers.
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givemeabreakplz
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March 15, 2013
I live in Kennesaw. That politician does nothing without creating some recognition for herself in some way. She will be nice to people when they visit her office and say bad things about them when they leave. Two faced politician. Something is in it for her. You can count on that.
nonotkidding
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March 15, 2013
Saving taxpayer dollar and a higher voter turnout..that is quite a novel concept coming from a politician, wish we had more politicians trying to save money instead of spend it.
areyoukidding??
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March 15, 2013
We have our crazy people down here in Marietta too but I'm glad some stay in the smaller cities. I wonder what Eaton-Welsh has to hide. Maybe he is trying to get the gun law taken out in a busy election. He must be the local crazy. I'm sure these sound like important issues in Kennesaw Matthews. It sounds like they have a good accountant though. How does something like this even get to print? areyoukidding??
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