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By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - After years of study and inaction, there's finally movement on the issue of government consolidation.

But if Thursday was any indication, convincing voters to combining Albany and Dougherty County governments won't be easy.

Some state and local leaders held their first forum on the issue.

Facilitators said the main purpose was to listen and decide if consolidation should go before voters and what should be included in an Albany-Dougherty government charter.

"We need to go ahead and address it because it has been on our table and it's been on something that's been a part of this community's dialogue for almost five years," said Rep. Winfred Dukes, (D) Albany.

Many of the people who commented Thursday were against joining governments.

Once the city and county commissions vote on a consolidated charter, it will be sent to the General Assembly before voters get to decide.

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