Commissioner Mariah Parker

Athens News Matters: Mariah Parker

Apr 30, 2021

ACC Commissioner Marish Parker on the county’s budget, social justice, her reaction to the verdict in the murder trial of George Floyd, and a seeming explosion in police shootings.

Jake Drukman

The Athens-Clarke County Mayor and Commission unanimously passed the Linnentown Resolution during a special called session.

On Tuesday evening, the commission approved the Linnentown Resolution, which recognizes the destruction of the Black neighborhood to build UGA student housing in the 1960s.

During the meeting, District 2 Commissioner Mariah Parker explained what the resolution will do, and what it lacks.

Our "Black in Athens" special episode begins with a discussion of Black political power with Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Mariah Parker and Clarke County Board of Education member Linda Davis.


ACC District 5 Commissioner Tim Denson speaks with Alexia Ridley about a proposal co-sponsored by him and Commissioner Mariah Parker to cut police funding by 50% over ten years. 

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