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Attendance remains low at consolidation hearings

April 7, 2004

Albany - Not many people are showing up to give their opinions about Albany-Dougherty County consolidation. Practically an empty room at the 4th of 6 public hearings Wednesday. Only 3 people showed up.

Gloria Wiggins says she's against consolidation because she worries people would lose their jobs. "If we consolidate, who will lose the city managership, who will have to take a lesser position. These are questions that bother me."

A study found the finance, human resources, public safety, and public works departments could be cut back and still get the work done. The Consolidation Committee says voters would decide how the departments and governments would be restructured if the plan makes it past both commissions.

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