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New Chamber Survey

By   /  January 15, 2014  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet Last week the Chamber released the most recent survey of members asked to vote for issues we should address this year. One question with 90% voting yes, “does the business community support allowing the citizens the right to vote on city–county consolidation”.

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LOST Problem calls for Consolidation

By   /  October 22, 2013  /  Jim Wilcox  /   Comments

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Tweet Taxpayers in Albany and Dougherty County got quite a scare last week when the county and city commission at first disagreed in how the current local option sales tax money should be distributed.

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Voters should decide Consolidation

By   /  May 21, 2012  /  Jim Wilcox, Opinion  /  Comments Off

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Tweet   We hope Commissioners will finally allow voters to decide the City / County Consolidation, issue, as one obvious answer to our budget shortfall. The City now struggles with financial problems, which may mean a 1.33 mil tax increase for property owners.  City Manager James Taylor says he can balance the budget without a [...]

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City County Consolidation needs to be voted on

By   /  November 26, 2009  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

Tweet Consolidation. Hands down, one of the touchiest subjects to hit Dougherty County in recent memory. It’s not even the first time it’s been broached in the county, having been debated decades ago. But now, things are steaming forward at a quicker rate than ages past and frankly, that’s a good thing. Now, the county [...]

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Albany’s Ward 5: The 2009 battleground?

By   /  August 19, 2009  /  Lon McNeil, Politics  /   Comments

Tweet This November, about half of Albany’s voters will be asked to make their voices heard on a host of critical issues. The Ward 5 City Commission race is shaping up to be an important measure of the political landscape. Local attorney Bob Langstaff will be seeking a third term as the Ward 5 commissioner. [...]

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Editorial: Why county and city consolidation make good sense.

By   /  August 12, 2009  /  Outlook  /   Comments

Tweet Well, it’s evident that the consolidation filibuster might end soon. If that’s the case, then Mayor Willie Adams indeed may be right; there may be some hope for us who care about our community, after all. As a refresher, here are a few reasons why consolidating political bodies, administrations, jobs and services makes perfect [...]

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Consolidation Reborn? Jury: Let Voters Decide

By   /  December 20, 2007  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Further delays by the city and county commissioners ‘are not acceptable,’ citizen panel says First, a 19-person charter commission unanimously decided in 2004 that Dougherty County citizens should have the opportunity to choose their form of government. But the Albany City Commission and Dougherty County County – whose members appointed most of the panel [...]

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City to Mull Consolidation

By   /  December 28, 2006  /  News  /   Comments

Tweet Gurr steps up to the plate, overcomes Adams’ empty argument that discussion, vote are ‘out of order’ In spite of Mayor Willie Adams’ objection, the Albany City Commission is scheduled to consider Tuesday whether to move the city-county unification process forward. City Commissioner Morris Gurr says the commission should make a decision “regardless of [...]

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City Should Still Vote on Consolidation

By   /  December 7, 2006  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Dougherty County commissioners are courteously on record; their counterparts aren’t So, the Dougherty County Commission has temporarily suspended our opportunity to decide on a local government merger at the polls. Hey, at least we know where county commissioners stand. I respect that – to a certain extent, at least. But inquiring minds – some [...]

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