Debbie Dooley, founder of the Atlanta Tea Party Patriots, is talking to unnamed attorneys about the deal to use public money for the new Braves stadium at 75 and 285, looking for a legal challenge to Tuesday’s anticipated vote on a memo of understanding between the county and the ball club.
“(County Chairman Tim) Lee’s attitude is that he’s a dictator and he doesn’t have to listen to the people. He can’t do that. He’s going to be challenged,” she told WSB’s Pete Combs. “We’re going to look at every issue from a legal perspective and find anything that could be a weak point to take this case to court.”
Dooley hopes to force a referendum on the $672 million stadium deal. $300 million of which would be public funds.
Lee, stung by the defeat of the regional transportation tax commonly known as TSPLOST last spring, is determined not to allow that. Time is off the essence, he said.
When asked during a town hall meeting Thursday night whether a delay of up to 90-days could derail the deal, Lee said that was a real possibility that he was not willing to risk.
More about the legal efforts to stop, or at least delay, the deal will be revealed at a news conference on Monday.