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Consolidation forum held at Darton College

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) –Students chimed in on government consolidation Tuesday night.

Darton College's Democrat Independent Republican Team hosted a consolidation forum on campus. They talked about the pros and cons of combining Albany and Dougherty County governments.

Some had questions about potential job losses, the cost of consolidating and disparity in pay and benefits between the city and county. City Commissioner Roger Marietta moderated the forum and says it will help leaders get a feel for people's feelings about consolidation.

"It's very complicated and the more forums like this that we have, the better off the people will be," said Marietta.

The city and county commissions continue their work to make changes to the proposed consolidation charter. If it continues to move forward, it could go to voters next November.

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