February 28, 2018

Input needed on Transit Development Plan

Do you know what is planned for Athens Transit? Do you want to ask for the bus to go down Whitehead Road? Do you want to advocate for Athens Transit to go Fare-Free? Do you want more frequent and/or later bus service? Here is your chance! Athens-Clarke County is updating the Transit Development Plan! The Transit Development Plan (TDP) update …

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January 5, 2018

Exact change now required on Athens Transit

As of January 1, Athens Transit will only accept the exact $1.75 to ride and will not issue change to riders. The Athens-Clarke County website states, “Effective January 1, 2018, Athens Transit will no longer issue “change cards.” Exact fare will be required for all cash paying customers. Change cards will not be accepted after January 1, 2018.” Who will …

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December 19, 2017

Can We Save Net Neutrality in Athens With a Municipal ISP?

The FCC has repealed Net Neutrality The internet and the content available through it must be available equally to all. Last week’s vote by the FCC to repeal the Net Neutrality policy puts that equal access at risk. What does it mean? By repealing Net Neutrality, the FCC has given internet service providers (ISPs) the ability to manipulate access to …

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December 6, 2017

Clarke County Sheriff’s Dept. Should Not Honor ICE Detainers

Supporters of undocumented residents march through downtown Athens with signs and banners.

It recently came to light that the Clarke County Sheriff’s Department is complying with ICE Detainers (sometimes called ICE Holds) and assisting ICE (Immigration & Customs Enforcement) to deport undocumented residents that are brought into the Clarke County Jail. This is a reversal of the policy that had been in place for the last 3 years. ICE Detainers Violate the …

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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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November 3, 2017

Athens-Clarke Scores a 33/100 on HRC’s 2017 Municipal Equality Index

The Human Rights Campaign has released their 2017 Municipal Equality Index scores. Athens-Clarke County scored only 33 points out of 100. The national average is 57. About the MEI The Human Rights Campaign (HRC) is “the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans”. HRC has been publishing Municipal Equality Indexes for …

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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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September 2, 2017

Meet Tim

Tim Denson is a father, husband, and community organizer who believes that, by uniting the people, we can make an Athens that works for everyone. The Experience While Tim may not have served on the Commission quite yet, he has been doing the job from the other side of the rail–in the community–since 2011. He has attended almost every ACC …

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August 30, 2017

Tim’s Vision for Athens

Tim Denson near Athens city hall

While I may not have served on the Commission yet, I have been doing the job from the other side of the rail–in the community–since 2013. As an Athens-Clarke County Commissioner, I will fight tirelessly to combat poverty, increase access to affordable, quality services, and build an Athens that works not just for the wealthy, but for every single resident …

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