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Marietta, GA 30090
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Bob Ott
District 2 Commissioner

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100 Cherokee Street
Marietta, GA 30090-9679

770-528-2606 fax

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2 TALK with Bob Ottalt
The show, hosted by the commissioner, highlights stories, accomplishments and insights into what makes District 2 a great place to live and do business. It airs on the first Monday and Thursday of each month on Government Access Channel TV23.

The latest episode of  2 TALK with Bob Ott features interviews with Community Development Agency Director Rob Hosack, Planning Division Manager Dana Johnson and County Manager David Hankerson.

For the “What’s on Your Mind?” segment, submit your questions to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . We will answer them on 2 TALK or in the Friday newsletter.

2TALK with Ott - April 2014
2TALK with Ott - March 2014
2TALK with Ott - February 2014
2TALK with Ott - January 2014
2TALK with Ott - November 2013

Cumberland Master Plan delayed
Due to the recent announcement of the Atlanta Braves relocation, Cobb County and the Cumberland Community Improvement District have decided to put the current CCID Master Plan project on hold. This announcement could change the planning framework of this area and it is vital for all of us to reassess the scope and goals prior to moving forward to gather public input. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Get the inside view of the Cobb County zoning process
In an effort to provide information and easy access to the county’s 12-week zoning cycle, a six-week series has been developed taking you step-by-step through the process. 

Week One:
Rezoning requests are typically handled on a 12-week cycle. Click here to see a visual representation of the full cycle. Rezoning applications must be filed at the Community Development Zoning Office by the first Thursday of each month for review during that cycle. Click here for more detailed information about the Zoning Department.

Week Two:  Staff review and organize the submitted information and prepare the Preliminary Zoning Analysis. The Preliminary Zoning Analysis is available online the second Friday of the month. The online Preliminary Zoning Analysis provides elected officials, appointed officials, county department staff, civic groups and residents basic information on all the rezoning requests for the upcoming zoning hearing.

Week Three: The applicant meets with county staff from zoning, transportation, water and sewer, and storm water management departments to review the rezoning request and discuss any additional requirements. Click here for contact information for the different departments.

Week Four:  County department staff works on their recommendations and comments.

Week Five: All county departments submit their comments to the Zoning Office for inclusion in the Zoning Analysis Book. Click here to see examples of staff comments.

Week Six: No later than 30 days prior to the Planning Commission Hearing Date the applicant places zoning signs on the property near the road in full public view, not obstructed by vegetation, other signs or structures. At this point in the zoning process the public may begin calling for additional information from the Zoning Office at 770-528-2035. Click here to see what each colored sign means.

Week Seven
:  In addition to rezoning requests the Board of Commissioners consider Other Business items. Under Other Business the Board of Commissioners may amend or revise zoning conditions from previous cases. Other Business applications are due the second week of the month, for the next month’s hearing. Preliminary Other Business documents are available online by Friday of the same week. Click here to see the Other Business applications.

Week Eight: No later than 30 days prior to the Board of Commissioners’ Hearing Date the applicant places Other Business signs on the property, near the road in full public view, not obstructed by vegetation, other signs, or structures. The Zoning Analysis book which contains site plans, specific information about the rezoning, department comments, and staff recommendations is sent to the printer. In addition to posting signs, the applicant is also required to send a First Class letter to all residents within 1000 feet of the proposed rezoning. The letter should include the zoning request, date and time of the hearing, and their contact information.

Week Nine: On the last Monday of the month, during a Work Session, staff meets with the Planning Commission to review the upcoming rezoning requests. The Zoning Analysis Book is typically available online the same day as the Planning Commission Work Session. Additional information, applicant stipulation letters, and opposition letters are due in the Zoning Office, by noon the Wednesday after the Work Session, for consideration by the Planning Commission. Please note, these documents may be submitted at any time prior to the deadline. Materials may be emailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or faxed to 770-528-2126Click here to see a sample agenda and an explanation of six types of items that can be on the zoning agenda.

Week Ten
: The Planning Commission Zoning Hearing is normally held on the first Tuesday of the month in the Board of Commissioners meeting room on the second floor at 100 Cherokee St. in Marietta. Based on the content of the Zoning Analysis book, the applicant’s presentation, and any opposition presented, the Planning Commission makes a recommendation regarding the rezoning request to the Board of Commissioners. Click here to see an explanation of actions that can be taken by the Planning Commission.

Week Eleven: Additional information, applicant stipulation letters and opposition letters are due in the Zoning Office, by noon on the second Wednesday of the month, for consideration by the Board of Commissioners. Please note, these documents may be submitted at any time prior to the deadline. Click here to see stipulation letters from previous zoning cases. Final Other Business documents are posted online by Friday.

Week Twelve: The Board of Commissioners Zoning Hearing is normally held the third Tuesday of the month in the Board of Commissioners Meeting Room on the second floor at 100 Cherokee St. in Marietta. At this hearing, the Board of Commissioners makes its final decision on rezoning requests and Other Business items.

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Coyote sightings in your community
Some area residents have reported seeing coyote(s) in their neighborhoods. Our Cobb Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Natural Resource Unit offers some good advice and prevention tips for homeowners.

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If you have additional concerns, please contact the Georgia Department of Natural Resources - Wildlife Resources Division at (706) 624-1367.

Cobb County 2013 Strategic Plan
Cobb County has been working on developing a strategic plan. I would appreciate your thoughts and input on this draft document as we work to develop a framework for Cobb's future. Please email me This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Comm. Ott on TV23

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Homeowners Groups

alt  East Cobb Civic Association
alt  East Cobb Business Association
alt  Friends of East Cobb Park
arrow  P.E.N.S. Program
arrow  Code Violation Brochure

Business Associations
altSmyrna Business Association
altVinings Business Association

Community Groups

alt  YWCA - Domestic Violence Information
arrow YWCA - Sexual Assault Information

Zoning 2013

arrowDistrict 2 Cases

arrow Zoning Analysis


alt Vinings Vision Plan
alt Woodlawn Brook Project
Brandy Station FEMA Ins. Rate Mapalt
alt SPLOST 2011
arrow Recyclable Items
arrow Keep Cobb Beautiful

arrow Keep Smyrna Beautiful
arrow Jobseekers Brochure PDF

alt Powers Ferry Rd Study
alt Johnson Ferry Urban Design Plan

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