ACC Budget

Commissioner Mariah Parker's proposal for a public garden project is part of the FY 2022 budget taking effect today.
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The lowest paid Athens-Clarke County employees will see their wages raised to $15.00/hour today as the ACC FY 2022 budget goes into effect. Raising the wage floor was a key budget item for commissioners, and it was the center of much debate, mostly on how to handle wage compression—something that occurs when there is little difference in pay regardless of experience.

ACC Commission approves new budget

Jun 16, 2021
Commissioner Mariah Parker's proposal for a public garden project is part of the FY 2022 budget taking effect today.
Photo: ACC Government

Athens-Clarke County Commissioners voted 7 – 3 to pass the county’s budget last night at a special session. Commissioners walked into Tuesday’s meeting with not one, but three budget proposals to evaluate – Mayor Kelly Girtz’s proposed budget, as well as two Commission-defined options – one from District 2 Commissioner Mariah Parker and the other from Commissioners Mike Hamby, Ovita Thornton, and Allison Wright.

Located next door to the Clarke County Board of Elections, the Costa Building has been, among other things, an ice cream factory and a police station.
Athens Welcome Center

The Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission meet Tuesday for a special session where lawmakers are expected to approve the county’s budget, but that isn't the only major item in front of the Commission this week.

While the county’s $271.5 million dollar budget is the biggest item on the agenda, at least in financial terms, Commissioners will also be considering a resolution addressing homelessness in the community.

Athens-Clarke County Commissioners spent much of their work session last night on potential transportation improvements, as county staff briefed lawmakers on two big transportation projects: improvements to Barber Street, and a slate of proposed safety measures for Prince Avenue.

Among the items on tonight's Mayor and Commission meeting agenda is the never-ending work of keeping the county's roads in good condition.
ACC Government

The Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission meets this evening for their regular monthly meeting for what is also the third and final public hearing on the Mayor’s proposed budget.

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