Cobb Chairman-elect Boyce talks Braves traffic, development, consensus

Cobb Chairman-elect Mike Boyce was swept into office by a wave of resentment over incumbent Chairman Tim Lee’s handling of a deal to bring the Atlanta Braves to the county.

But running against an unpopular incumbent and running a government are two different things.

“I’m a consensus builder,” said Boyce, a retired Marine Col. “My administration will be marked by what I heard at the door: People feel disconnected from their government.”

Perhaps the most pressing question will be the effects of the opening of the new Braves stadium and surrounding developments. The Braves have yet to release a full traffic plan.

“It’s getting late in the program—the park opens in six months. We need to have an appropriate period of time to inform everybody that’s going to be impacted by that mixing bowl of (Interstate)-75-(Interstate)-285,” Boyce said. “I can’t make promises about something that I can’t solve.”

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