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Studying consolidation gets the go ahead

March 10, 2003

Albany - Dougherty County commissioners unanimously agree to study the pros and cons of consolidating the city and county governments. County leaders want to create a study commission of 20 non-elected citizens to research whether consolidation would save tax payers money and improve services.

"We haven't reviewed our services in about 30 years, " said Chairman Jeff Sinyard. "We need to make sure the citizens are getting the most for their money."

Now, City commissioners must vote on the creation of a study commission. If the commission finds that consolidation is a good idea, it could be put on a referendum for voters to decide.

Posted at 4:55PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com

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