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Cobb Cityhood Movements Could Leave Residents With Higher Truist Park Tab

Your AM Rundown: Plus, Fulton County is cracking down on electronic devices in schools.

New cities in Cobb County could leave residents with a higher bill to pay for the development of Truist Park. (Michael Zarrilli/Getty Images)

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Here’s what to know for today: 

  • Thanks to cityhood movements in Mableton and Vinings, Cobb County taxpayers could be left paying more money for Truist Park. If passed, the formation of the new cities could mean a potential 13% loss in annual hotel tax revenue, which was used to validate the stadium’s construction. 
  • Fulton County Schools are introducing a new policy to limit students from using cell phones, tablets, and Apple watches during instructional time. The new rule, which aims to address behavioral issues in schools, will go into effect this coming August.
  • Georgia Power wants to support minority and women-owned energy companies. The Atlanta-based power company will issue $800 million through its Equality Progress Sustainability Bonds to promote racial equality, economic opportunity, and environmental sustainability.
  • The city of Roswell in north Fulton County is set to vote on a proposed ban that would prevent standalone apartment complexes within city limits. If approved, new apartment complexes will need to be an addition to larger mixed-use developments, a move that local housing advocates fear will push lower-income residents out of their homes. 

ICYMI:  Don’t forget to start your week with the latest news out of the Gold Dome and Atlanta City Hall. Check out the latest edition of the Political Reporter’s Notebook from Capital B ATL’s state and local political reporter Chauncey Alcorn.
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