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Studying City-County consolidation

February 26, 2003

Albany - Dougherty County takes the first step in possible consolidation of city and county government. A study commission will possibly be established to determine if consolidation would save time and money for tax payers.

"We just want to make sure we, as the city and county government, are getting the biggest bang for our buck," said Govt. Affairs Chairman Art Searles. "We have set nothing in stone, we simply want to study all the possibilities."

If the study commission finds consolidation is a good idea, the local lawmakers and the U.S. Justice Department must approve it. Then, city and county voters must pass a referendum to consolidate.

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