ACC Mayor & Commission

At a special called session last night, the Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission approved a grant application from the county’s Superior Court for American Rescue Plan funds. That money would address the ongoing backlog of felony and civil cases caused by the pandemic by hiring more staff. The grant could be approved by March.  

Comparison of current and proposed commission maps
ACC Government/GA General Assembly

A proposed map of Athens-Clarke County Commission Districts could make major changes to the county’s political landscape. The new proposal, which was released late Thursday by Republican state legislators representing the Athens area, seems to draw three commissioners out of their districts.

Major Changes

If TSPLOST 2023 passes in May, buses like this could be replaced by electric vehicles.
ACC Government

ACC residents will have another opportunity to weigh in on a list of proposed projects for TSPLOST 2023, a one percent sales tax to fund transportation improvements. Tonight’s public input forum will be hosted online, and information on joining the call is posted on the county’s website.

The Athens Clarke County government is seeking applicants to serve on two newly created boards. The Human Relations Commission and the Public Safety Civilian Oversight Board were created late last year to serve as a conduit between ACC residents and local lawmakers.

TSPLOST 2023, what made the first cut?

Nov 11, 2021

Athens-Clarke County Commissioners got a look on Tuesday at a narrowed-down list of potential transportation projects that could be funded by TSPLOST 2023. Commissioners were broadly supportive of the list, and many thanked the citizens advisory committee that vetted nearly $700 million dollars worth of proposals and winnowed them down to something closer to the one percent sales tax's expected revenue.