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Athens News Matters: 5/14/21

May 15, 2021

This week on Athens News Matters:

This week on Athens News Matters, Chris Dowd from Athens Politics Nerd and Gwen O'Looney from WXAG join us to talk about the controversy aomg ACC Commissioners over Project RESET, and the possible construction of a public restroom in downtown Athens.

This bench's center armrest discourages people from laying down; experts call it an example of hostile architecture.

At a work session last month, Athens-Clarke County Commissioners heard a presentation on hostile architecture. But what is hostile architecture, how do you spot it in the wild, and what should lawmakers do about it?

ANM's Chris Shupe spoke to Katherine Melcher from the University of Georgia's College of Environment and Design about hostile architecture.

Earlier this week District 5 Commissioner Tim Denson sat down with Chris Shupe to discuss Project RESET, a potential eviction avoidance program for Athens. This is their conversation.  The full Commission meeting from Tuesday can be found here

An artist's rendering of the Classic Center Arena.
Classic Center

The Athens Clarke County Mayor and Commission met Tuesday for a marathon work session, where commissioners differed over an eviction relief proposal and asked pointed questions about the cost of the Classic Center arena.