Publicly, Gambrill and the commission as a whole have taken a neutral position on cityhood. The unfounded claim that Cupid wants industrial development in West Cobb quotes an editorial she wrote as a candidate for a South Cobb district seat in 2012. She instead reflected on the tension it creates when industry is located too close to neighborhoods like her own. By contrast, the AJC found little evidence to support the most incendiary claims of Lost Mountain supporters. Over 90% of zoning cases in the last 15 months were decided unanimously, the AJC found.
But elsewhere in the county, denser single-family subdivisions cover what was once empty land, while apartments and townhomes have joined what were once exclusively single-family neighborhoods. The Cobb planning board wanted to rezone the public property for commercial use, so the county could sell it. Keli Gambrill, the West Cobb district commissioner, wanted the land restricted … Read More