March 3, 2020

Pre-Arrest Diversion Program to Launch in Athens

Pre-Arrest Diversion Program (PAD) in Athens

A new Pre-Arrest Diversion (PAD) program will be rolling out in Athens-Clarke County. This new program will allow an individual to not be arrested or have any charges filed and instead fulfill a prescribed requirement(s) such as community service or taking GED classes.

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February 3, 2020

Supporting Artists & Musicians – District 5 Townhall – February 2020

District 5 Townhall - Supporting artists and musicians

Commissioner Tim Denson is hosting the February District 5 Townhall on how Athens-Clarke County can be using policy to better support our artists, musicians, and scenes. The townhall will take place at Rabbit Hole Studios (387 Old Commerce Rd, suite C) on Monday, February 24 from 6:00-7:30pm. Commissioner Denson will present on a few policy proposals he is working on …

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January 30, 2020

Public input open on Georgia Rail Plan

Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) is preparing an update to the State Rail Plan, which was last adopted in 2015. The Plan articulates Georgia’s vision, goals, and needs for freight and passenger rail service in Georgia. GDOT is asking for public input on the goals and focuses of the updated Rail Plan…including where city-to-city passenger rail should be potentially expanded …

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January 9, 2020

Request to create Low-Income Homestead Exemption passed by Athens-Clarke Mayor & Commission!

On January 7, the Athens-Clarke County Mayor & Commission unanimously passed a resolution formally requesting the creation of a homestead exemption for Athens homeowners with a household income at or below 150% of the Federal Poverty Level. Commissioner Tim Denson worked with Mayor Kelly Girtz, Rep. Spencer Frye, and ACC staff to draft the resolution (which you can read at …

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November 5, 2019

ACCPD implements new policy in response to officer-involved shootings

On the evening of October 26, Athens-Clarke County Police officers were responding to “a noise complaint call between two neighbors” states the ACCPD press release. “Officers were informed that one neighbor had threatened to shoot the other neighbor. A short time later, while searching in the area, officers located the other neighbor. When the officers attempted to question him, the …

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September 18, 2019

Animal Control – District 5 Townhall – September 2019

Sept 2019 District 5 Townhall

Commissioner Tim Denson is hosting the next District 5 Townhall on the ACC Animal Control Department at the ACC Library (room A) on Wednesday, September 25 from 6:30-8pm. We will be talking about the past, present, and future of the Athens-Clarke County Animal Control Department. Staff will be present to discuss plans, hear concerns, and answer questions. You can find …

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