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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May 4, 2018

Tallassee Road Bridge Replacement Concepts

As part of the 2018 TSPLOST project list, the Tallassee Road Bridge will be replaced and built in a way suitable for automobile, cyclist, and pedestrian traffic. The project will likely begin in the fall of 2019 and be completed 18 months later, around 2020/2021.   A public ACC meeting was held on May 2, 3 possible concepts were offered: …

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April 30, 2018

We are Close to Expanding Transit in District 5!

The proposed new Route 7 that will service Whitehead Road and further down Jefferson Rd.

We are happy to report that Athens Transit is now suggesting Route 7 to extend and give service to Jefferson Road and Whitehead Road! Over the last few months, Tim Denson has organized District 5 residents in the Whitehead Road/Homewood Hills areas to give public input to Athens Transit about the need for transit service to return to the area. …

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April 26, 2018

Tim Denson Endorsed by Georgia AFL-CIO

Georgia AFL-CIO Endorses Tim Denson

The Georgia AFL-CIO, the largest labor council in Georgia, has endorsed Tim Denson! Tim is proud to carry this endorsement. Tim will fight for the rights of workers and the betterment of all working-families in Athens. The Georgia AFL-CIO fights for the right of Georgia Workers to join together to negotiate in the workplace. The Georgia AFL-CIO also fight for a …

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March 23, 2018

Tim Denson endorsed by Our Revolution Georgia!

Tim is so proud to be endorsed by Our Revolution Georgia in his race to become the next County Commissioner for District 5! Tim is honored to be part of such a wonderful slate of progressive Georgians committed to making a Georgia that works for everyone! Our Revolution Georgia announced on March 14, “We are excited to endorse Tim Denson for …

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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

transit service is being expanded in District 5

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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