July 4, 2021

Proposed ACC Non-Discrimination Ordinance coming before Commission

ACC considering a proposed non-discrimination ordinance

It is important for the Unified Government to ensure that all persons within Athens-Clarke County have equal access to employment, housing, and public accommodations. The Mayor & Commission will consider adopting a Non-Discrimination Ordinance at the August 3 voting session (it will be discussed at the July 20 Agenda-setting meeting) to make these forms of discrimination illegal.

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March 28, 2020

Local Emergency Order for Unopened Take Out Alcohol Sales by Restaurants, On-Premises Licensed Establishments

This order has been put in place to help out restaurants struggling to get through this pandemic. This order will temporarily allow restaurants with on-premises alcohol licenses to sell unopened beer or wine for purchase along with to-go orders. Signed into law last night on March 27 by County Manager Williams, currently enacted, this will be ratified by the Mayor …

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March 17, 2020

ACC declares Local Emergency due to coronavirus

As of March 17, 3 cases of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) have been confirmed in Athens-Clarke County with 146 confirmed cases in the state of Georgia. Last night, the ACC Mayor & Commission declared a Local Emergency and put in place 2 important measures: – a 24/7 ban on gatherings of 10 or more people, not including employees, in restaurants, bars, and/or entertainment establishments or in …

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January 30, 2020

Public input open on Georgia Rail Plan

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is preparing an update to the State Rail Plan, which was last adopted in 2015. The Plan articulates Georgia’s vision, goals, and needs for freight and passenger rail service in Georgia. GDOT is asking for public input on the goals and focuses of the updated Rail Plan…including where city-to-city passenger rail should be potentially expanded …

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August 4, 2019

A Safer Hawthorne Avenue, a More Accessible Bishop Park!

Hawthorne Ave/ Bishop Park pedestrian access map

At the July 2 meeting, Commissioner Tim Denson pushed through a Commission Defined Option (aka CDO) to create a connected sidewalk along the western side of Hawthorne Avenue and creating accessible pedestrian entrances to Bishop Park on both the north and south ends of the park (these are goals stated in the adopted Bishop Park Master Plan). This is being …

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December 17, 2018

Take the ACC District 5 Resident Survey!

Tim Denson, your new County Commissioner for District 5, wants the people of District 5 to be actively engaged with their local government, so he needs to hear about your priorities, needs, and the best ways to engage with you! Please fill out this short 6-minute voluntary survey and help us get closer to an Athens that works for everyone! …

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May 24, 2018

We won!

I love you Athens, Georgia. Words can’t express how I feel, but I’ll try. Thank you for electing me to be the Athens-Clarke County Commission for District 5. As I stood outside in the rain yesterday waving to people outside of the voting precincts, I was moved as I saw hundreds of people whose doors I had knocked on, who …

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November 8, 2017

Athens & NE Georgia Choose Progress at Ballot Box!

Athens & NE Georgia Choose Progress at the Ballot Box! Athens and Northeast Georgia sent a clear message in last night’s election. We want living wages! We want a robust public transit system! We want healthcare access for all! We want infrastructure for pedestrians & cyclists! We want a fair redistricting system! This message was spoken loudly with the overwhelming …

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October 9, 2017

We Need Free Transit on Election Day!

Tim Denson - Fare-free public transit

Let’s use public transit to get Voters to the polls! For years, cities and counties all across the United States have begun offering fare-free public transit on election dates to encourage voters to turnout and to remove one of the many indirect costs associated with voting. The upcoming November 7 election, featuring TSPLOST on the ballot, is the perfect opportunity …

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September 19, 2017

Tim Denson Campaign Kickoff a Huge Success!

Dozens of supporters poured into Bishop Park this past Sunday to attend the Tim Denson Campaign Kickoff. They were there to hear Tim Denson roll out his campaign for Athens-Clarke County Commission and present his vision for Athens and District 5. The environment for the kickoff was positive and optimistic, full of fellowship, music, food, and games. Campaign Manager Briana …

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