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Monthly ACC Commission Meeting Tonight


The Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission hold their regular monthly meeting this evening at 6PM.

After a closed session at 5 to talk about real estate, Commissioners are expected to deal with a wide-ranging list of items from a handful of zoning variance requests to a proposal to rename the Lay Park Gym and the East Athens Community Center after two long-time ACC employees.

Also of note is a resolution that affects voters in high-density areas and directs the county manager, county attorney, and the Board of Elections to seek ways to mitigate the effects of the voting law on Athens voters.

Commissioners will also discuss whether to award $55,000 in T-SPLOST funding to a California-based artist to create a “Rainbow Forest” public art project on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway. The artist’s proposal calls for 36 brightly colored ten-foot-tall columns.

Tonight’s meeting will be streamed live on the county’s YouTube page.

Martin Matheny is WUGA's Program Director and a host and producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters.' He started at WUGA in 2012 as a part-time classical music host and still hosts WUGA's longest-running local program 'Night Music' which is heard on WUGA and GPB Classical. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.
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