You know what we’ve reported about Cobb County’s effort to regulate parking around the new home for the Atlanta Braves. Now it looks like vendors will be at a disadvantage, too.
With early voting already underway, this isn’t good for Tim Lee, the incumbent chairman of the Cobb County Commission, who is in a tough runoff against former Marine colonel Mike Boyce. From Jon Gargis and the Marietta Daily Journal:
When it comes to allowing vendors to sell T-shirts and tomahawks to fans walking to or from games next season, the Atlanta Braves just might have a home-field advantage under a Cobb County ordinance.
The ordinance, passed in February, requires vendors who wish to operate in unincorporated areas of the county to obtain a license in order to sell or distribute retail or food items from a cart or kiosk. But a provision in the ordinance gives those in charge of “mixed-use development districts” the power to construct a plan that sets where vending activity can take place, and, according to Dana Johnson, Cobb’s community development director, those who manage such a district could decide not to designate any areas for vending as part of the plan, which has to be approved by the Cobb Board of Commissioners.