September 7, 2021

GOC recommendations on Police Civilian Oversight Committee coming soon

Athens Police Civilian Oversight Committee

The Government Operations Committee (GOC) is finally preparing to send recommendations on the creation of a Police Civilian Oversight Committee to the full Mayor & Commission. The GOC will be meeting on September 23 with the hopes of sending an ordinance recommendation to the full Mayor & Commission for a vote in October.

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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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May 31, 2021

District 5 Townhall – American Rescue Act – June 2021

District 5 Townhall - American Rescue Act Athens

District 5 Commissioner Tim Denson is hosting the next (virtual) District 5 townhall on June 23 at 5:30pm. The June townhall will be on the American Rescue Act and how funding will be utilized here in Athens-Clarke County. Commissioner Denson and Athens-Clarke County Manager Blaine Williams will discuss the potential uses of local ARP funds and what the process may look like.

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May 3, 2021

Stopping Evictions in Athens

project reset eviction avoidance program

Project Reset would keep individuals facing eviction in their homes; helping to create a more stable financial foundation moving forward for individuals facing eviction; and helping curb the spread of COVID-19 by keeping people permanently housed.

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May 3, 2021

Resolution Ensuring Voter Access for Athenians

Athens resolution ensuring voter access

The Athens-Clarke County Government must do everything it can to protect residents ability to vote. That is why Commissioner Denson and Commissioner Melissa Link are introducing a Resolution ensuring voter access and mitigating negative effects from SB 202 on Athens residents.

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April 5, 2021

District 5 Townhall – FY22 Budget – April 2021

District 5 Townhall on FY21 Budget

District 5 Commissioner Tim Denson is hosting the next (virtual) District 5 townhall on April 28th at 6pm. The April townhall will be on the FY21 Budget! We will discuss the budget process for Athens-Clarke County Government and Commissioner Denson will talk about his budget priorities and get feedback from constituents.

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