First, the good news. Originally, in March, the virus was spreading in Cobb every 3 days. Today, it is down to every 30 days. Likewise, for deaths. There is no single reason for this. I am confident that the 30 days that we sheltered in place in March and April afforded us the opportunity to educate the public on essential mitigation measures. Additionally, the time provided some needed social distancing. Finally, in the nearly one month that we have been off the sheltering in place, most people are still taking the necessary precautions. As I have always believed, if you engage the people in Cobb in a conversation, they’ll work with you.
Tuesday is an important day for the future of Cobb. The Board will be voting on the proposed list of projects for renewal of the SPLOST. Once approved by the Board, it will go before the voters in November. The list can be found at www.cobbcounty.org..
The campaign remains relentless in reaching out to the voters. The primary is on June 9th and many people with whom we have spoken are doing so by absentee ballot. I miss the door-to-door canvassing but have enjoyed talking with so many wonderful people over the last 2 months. There is still 2 solid weeks of phone banking before the primary. Call 678 628 8501 if you have time.
Finally, Monday was Memorial Day. I have an uncle whose life is honored with his name on the Wall in DC. In my career I had to make a call with a chaplain to a new gold star mother. I laid other Marines to rest. As I grow older, their sacrifices grow more meaningful. It is comforting to see a nation again recognizing that it is our duty, the living, to honor and cherish those who paid for their commitment to defend our country with their lives.