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Braves stadium opponents want residents' vote


12:03 PM, Nov. 20, 2013 EST

ATLANTA, GA - APRIL 4: Ted Turner, owner of the Atlanta Braves, looks at his new National League ring, presented to him and the rest of the Atlanta Braves before the beginning of the first regular season game in the Braves new stadium, Turner Field, 04 April. The Braves beat the Chicago Cubs 3-4. (Photo credit should read STEVEN R. SCHAEFER/AFP/Getty Images) / {}

They also say Cobb County residents should get the chance to vote on the plan.

The team last week surprised fans by announcing that it would move to a new stadium being planned in the suburban county northwest of Atlanta. The deal calls for the Braves to fund 55 percent of the cost, with public funds being used to cover the remaining 45 percent.

William Perry, executive director of Common Cause Georgia, tells The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that voters deserve a referendum.

Cobb County Commission Chairman Tim Lee tells The Marietta Daily Journal that he doesn't plan to postpone the commission's Tuesday vote.

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