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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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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