The Athens Clarke County Commission voted last night to approve new commission district maps to submit to the state government for approval.
The motion passed 6-3 with commissioners Mike Hamby, Ovita Thornton and Alison Wright opposing.
While Commissioner Wright objected to the map’s changes to her district, Commissioners Hamby and Thornton objected to the map-making process, which they said was rushed.
Final decisions on the maps, however, are up to state lawmakers, who are expected to take up redistricting after the new year.
Commissioners also unanimously passed a measure to use American Rescue Plan funds delivered through the state to help low-income households afford water bills.