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ACC Commissioners to get update on east side library and judicial center

The Athens-Clarke County Commission meets tonight for its regular voting meeting, with a lengthy agenda facing lawmakers.

Among the items in front of commissioners tonight are project concepts and site selection plans for several major construction projects coming up in the next few years, including a new judicial center to take some of the strain off a packed county courthouse, and an east side library. Both projects were approved by voters as part of the 2020 SPLOST package.

Commissioners will also revisit a proposed work plan from the county’s planning department. That proposal was in front of commissioners last month, but they sent it back to county staff for more work, citing concerns about slower-than-expected timelines for the development of measures to increase the county’s supply of affordable housing.

Today’s meeting starts at 6 pm at City Hall, and will stream 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.