A new recreation center is planned by Kennesaw officials. For $7,009,984, a contract was awarded to Gay Construction Company by the Kennesaw City Council on July 6.
Last month, the Kennesaw City Council approved a resolution removing the Confederate battle flag from a war memorial on the city’s Main Street. Mayor Derek Easterling said the decision was met with overwhelming approval from local residents. He said addressing these monuments isn’t erasing history.
Outside Atlanta, demonstrations have been held in Braselton and Peachtree City, Cartersville and Kennesaw, Newnan and Loganville. Some 1,000 people showed up to a recent demonstration in Forsyth County.
The SPLOST 2022 project list also contains many public safety projects, a new animal shelter, parks and library safety enhancements and funding for projects in Cobb’s six cities.
A commonly recognized Confederate symbol is no longer flying above a public memorial in downtown Kennesaw.
Mayor Derek Easterling said the City Council’s decision is part of Kennesaw’s desire to be a progressive, vibrant community that fosters “opportunity, inclusion and security.”
The city of Kennesaw will remove the Confederate battle flag from its war memorial. City Council members on Monday unanimously voted to remove the flag from public property on Main Street.
The Kennesaw mayor and City Council plan to make the removal of a Confederate battle flag from its veteran memorial display downtown permanent, despite a state law that bans local governments from doing so.
If approved by Cobb voters during the Nov. 3 election, the 2022 Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) could yield around $39 million to Kennesaw for a variety of projects over six years.
Kennesaw leaders will battle a state law to remove a Confederate symbol from a public park. City Council members want to remove the controversial Confederate battle flag from city property in the heart of downtown.