Commissioner Robb Pitts (D2 At Large) hopes so. He sent out a press release today indicating he will introduce legislation at Wednesday’s Fulton Board of Commissioners meeting urging ongoing negotiation between the Braves, the county, the city of Atlanta, the Atlanta-Fulton Recreation Authority and the business community.
In the press release, Pitts said,
There are several accounts suggesting that the move to Cobb County may not be a done deal. If that is the case, we need to do all we can to keep the team and the associated revenue in Fulton County. As I’ve said before, this is a business decision. We’re in this together, but because Turner Field is owned by the Atlanta-Fulton Recreation Authority, the Authority should be the primary contact in this process, along with Fulton County and the City of Atlanta.
Fulton County has a longstanding relationship with the Braves and with Turner Field through the Recreation Authority and other interests. We need a seat at the table and must be included in the process, whatever the outcome.
If Pitts is successful in getting the legislation passed, Fulton will join the Atlanta City Council, which passed a resolution on Monday in support of keeping the Braves in the city by a vote of 11-2.