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City Commissioners plan to keep seats

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Two Albany city commissioners react to news that a taxpayers group is recruiting candidates to defeat them. Ward Two commissioner Dorothy Hubbard and Ward Five commissioner Bob Langstaff are up for re-election in the fall. The Dougherty County Taxpayers Association wants new commissioners.

They say they're upset about high taxes and wasteful spending. Commissioner Hubbard says the constituents she's spoken with are happy with her service. She hasn't heard from the taxpayers group, nor has she seen them at any commission meetings. Langstaff says he agrees with some of their complaints and he's working to bring change to the city.

Hubbard said, "I would also have suggested that they would have come to some of our meetings to hear the conversations and the commission of what has been going on at the city commission table."

Langstaff said, "The taxpayer group believes that there's waste in city government and that there's waste in all levels of government and they're right. There is. I mean, it's one reason I voted against the budget this year and I have voted against the city budget for many years."

Commissioner Langstaff started a blog about his efforts at city hall.   You can read it by clicking here.

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