Proposed map of city of East Cobb.jpg

This map shows the borders for a proposed city of East Cobb.

Turning east Cobb into its own city is looking better than originally thought, according to a group that’s spent five months analyzing budgets and crunching numbers to determine whether the idea is financially viable.

The Independent Finance Group claims that by east Cobb jettisoning itself from unincorporated Cobb and becoming its own city, its citizens could pay lower taxes, enjoy better policing and benefit from a $12 million annual surplus to boot.

“A meaningful tax cut is possible because the county taxes currently generated by east Cobb taxpayers far exceed the expenditures made by the county for services benefiting east Cobb,” the group’s report states. “The opportunity to mitigate this current imbalance is what makes a future city of east Cobb compelling from a purely

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