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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 was promoted to Program Director and Content Strategist on July 1, 2022. He has served as the Executive Producer of our local news program 'Athens News Matters', and he covers local government for WUGA News. 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 Tuesdays and Wednesdays on WUGA at 10pm. 'Night Music' can also be heard statewide on the GPB Classical stream Mondays and Tuesdays at 8pm. As part of 'Athens News Matters' Martin works with student interns to help cultivate the next generation of Public Media rock stars! In his spare time Martin is an amateur book binder and freelance musician who frequently performs with Big Band Athens playing bass trombone. He lives in Normaltown with his wife, Shaye and dog, Murphy.
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