Neat Robinson, Stockbridge city councilwoman, recently attended the National Foundation for Women Legislators’ 2019 Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas with members of the Georgia General Assembly.
Another forum tackling the issue of human trafficking will be held Friday in Henry County, a community that recently had to tamp down stats that law enforcement said made it appear Henry was home to trafficking activity.
If the city of Stockbridge agrees to take in Cochran Park, the Henry County Board of Commissioners will cover the cost to repair the stormwater infrastructure.
The city has said it plans to donate the money to Henry County as a goodwill gesture in Stockbridge’s effort to persuade county leaders not to turn Cochran Park into passive greenspace for walking trails and picnic tables.
The Stockbridge City Council met with members of the Henry County Board of Commissioners to discuss the future of the park.
The budget anticipates “modest increases” for the city’s revenue streams, including franchise fees, licensing fees, rental incomes and the Local Option Sales Tax, or LOST. The city does not levy a property tax.
Stockbridge is offering to give Henry County $100,000 to make needed improvements to keep a popular park in the city open.
The Henry County Board of Commissioners and the city of Stockbridge have called a special meeting for this Tuesday to discuss plans for the now-closed Cochran Park.
Stockbridge will hold a groundbreaking for its planned amphitheater next week.
Stockbridge leaders plan to build a $15 million amphitheater next to City Hall to try to make the Henry County city a metro Atlanta destination.