Preserve West Cobb is run by the Preserve West Cobb Citizens Alliance, which is comprised of more than 30 West Cobb small business owners, education professionals, parents, and community leaders who have come together to work against the overdevelopment of West Cobb. To read more about who we are, go to our About page.
Unlike other cities, the City of Lost Mountain will be an intentionally small, city-lite model with only a few employees to perform the key functions of the city. Furthermore, the official city charter will be specifically written with safeguards to keep the city small for the long haul, preventing government overreach in years to come.
Focused on preservation of quality of life in West Cobb, the City of Lost Mountain will not be a traditional city. After consulting with many West Cobb citizens, it has been decided that the new City of Lost Mountain will only provide four services in order to keep government small and costs low. This city-lite model will provide 1.) Planning and Zoning, 2.) Trash Collection, 3.) Code Enforcement, 4.) Parks and Rec.
Forming a new city is a two-year process. Ultimately, the voters residing within the boundaries of the new City of Lost Mountain will make the final decision. Before that can happen, three things must take place: 1) A cityhood feasibility study must be conducted. The Carl Vinson Institute of Government at the University of Georgia will complete this study for the proposed City of Lost Mountain in 2021. 2) The state legislature must pass a bill forming the City of Lost Mountain in the spring of 2022. 3) After the Governor signs the bill, the question whether to form the City of Lost Mountain will appear on the ballot of those citizens who reside within the new city limits on election day in November 2022. If the voters elect to form the City of Lost Mountain, it will immediately begin incorporation.
The City of Lost Mountain will be bordered to the west by the Paulding County line, to the south by Macland Road, to the east by the Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield, and to the north by Stilesboro/Old Stilesboro/Mars Hill Church Roads and the Southern edge of Lake Allatoona.
The City of Lost Mountain will have a population of approximately 66,000 residents, making it the 16th largest city in Georgia, larger than Alpharetta, Marietta, Rome, Dalton and Smyrna.
The current proposed map of the City of Lost Mountain can be viewed here.
The City of Lost Mountain government will be kept intentionally small with minimal employees. Positions will include a part-time elected city council and mayor, as well as a hired city manager.
To keep costs low, the City of Lost Mountain will not have a physical city hall. Town meetings and forums will take place as needed using local churches and public event space.
Preserve West Cobb is working with community members to intentionally design the City of Lost Mountain to have little to no taxation impact. This will be a city unlike any other in that it will be purposely created as a small, simplified approach to government that foregoes traditional large city expenses.
No. The goal of the cityhood is not to stop development but to implement smart development, which puts the needs of West Cobb residents first.
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