• Residents express concerns at Braves town hall meeting

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    COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Taxpayers expressed their concerns Tuesday night about the Atlanta Braves' proposed move to Cobb County.

    Cobb Citizens for Governmental Transparency hosted its first of a series of town hall meetings on the plan in Marietta.

    Many people said they are against building a new Braves ballpark.

    The proposed site is at Circle 75 Parkway.

    One man talked about the need for transit, before all this.

    He said, "You can't get to the grocery store and doctor's appointments, but yet now because the Braves are coming to town you're willing to spend $900,000."

    The big complaint Tuesday night is residents said leaders pushed the proposal through too quickly.

    The new stadium is expected to open in 2017.

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