January 2, 2022

District 5 Townhall – Supporting Public Art During the Pandemic

District 5 Townhall - supporting public art during the pandemic

District 5 Commissioner Tim Denson is hosting the next (virtual) District 5 townhall on Tuesday, January 25 at 6pm. The January townhall will be on the Arts In Community Resilience Awards. This Athens Cultural Affairs Commission program awarded 50 different Athens artists $2,000 to use to create public art. As we hear from the Athens Cultural Affairs Commission and some of the contributing artists, you can learn more about the public art projects funded and where/how to appreciate them!

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December 9, 2021

Athens Eviction Prevention Program Passes

Commission passes Athens Eviction Prevention Program!

The Athens-Clarke County Mayor & Commission passed an ordinance initiating the Athens Eviction Prevention Program. This program will help Athens residents facing eviction stay in their homes by negotiating and paying settlements to landlords. The program is slated to begin in January 2022.

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October 3, 2021

How the ACC Non-Discrimination Ordinance works

ACC Non Discrimination Ordinance

The Athens-Clarke County Mayor & Commission recently passed a comprehensive ACC Non-Discrimination Ordinance (NDO) to protect individuals from discrimination in Athens, Georgia. Here is how the NDO works & how people can file a complaint.

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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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