ALBANY, GA (WALB) - One of Dougherty County's newest commissioners says listening sessions on consolidation are helping her understand how people in her district feel about the matter.
Gloria Gaines says she's thankful more than 100 people showed up for a forum last week at Albany Tech. They asked questions about consolidation and talked about their concerns.
Gaines says their response was largely the same.
"They were very clear that they don't want this issue to go, even to a referendum because they feel it's a waste of time, that people are not going to vote for it as it stands now," said County Commissioner Gloria Gaines.
A second listening session was held Saturday at the East Albany Community Center and another will be held in October before the county commission votes on the proposed consolidated charter.