A plan to relocate Juvenile Court operations in Cobb County to the Superior Courthouse is not likely to happen any time soon. According to the Marietta Daily Journal, the county doesn’t have the $2.2 million needed to make the move.
Juvenile Court is currently located in a renovated warehouse. It was scheduled to move to the 5th and 6th floors of the old courthouse building in Marietta next year. The space will be available once construction is finished on the new Courthouse building.
The Board of Commissioners will consider a special purpose local option sales tax (SPLOST) to fund the juvenile court move, along with other projects. As MDJonline.com reports, they could decide next week whether to put it to the voters in March.
Courthouse construction has been a hot issue for months in Cobb. Last summer, a watchdog group called Jobs for Georgians called on the county to do background and security checks on 760 construction workers at the new court site. As a result, the AJC reports two illegal immigrants were arrested, along with eight other workers who had outstanding warrants.