Anticipating a need for state assistance in the coming year, Smyrna City Council voted this week to hire a lobbyist to represent the city in the Georgia Legislature and executive branch.
City Council members debated Tuesday evening the details of a proposed ordinance that would subject city businesses or their employees to fines for discriminating against customers.
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.
The proposed development will consist of 105 multi-family units spread across two, four-story buildings.
To help businesses move forward through the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Smyrna has waived all temporary sign permit fees through Aug. 31.
Smyrna could leapfrog Marietta to become the largest city in Cobb County should it annex areas considered in a recently published study.
Smyrna is exploring whether to annex four areas around the city that would more than double its size and increase its population to 92,000 people. But some residents in Mableton fear it could cripple an effort underway to make Mableton its own city.
The city of Smyrna continues its measured approach to reopening its amenities to the public amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Smyrna City Council on Monday unanimously approved a resolution condemning racism, and saying that its members stand with “all citizens of Smyrna.”
Smyrna has become the first city in Cobb County to formally take a stand against racism days after a black man died in police custody and resulting protests have rocked several cities around the country.