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Committee recommends Albany/Dougherty consolidation

November 9, 2004

Albany - Albany and Dougherty County are one step closer to consolidation. A study committee passed a resolution Tuesday recommending unification.

The panel concluded $2-million a year would be saved if the city and county consolidate. "It think that 90% of the people that came to this table a year ago thought consolidation was something that would not and should not work," said Committee Chairman John White. "But, the study has proven this is something we ought to undertake as a community."

The committee hopes to give commissioners its recommendation for consolidation by Thanksgiving. If commissioners agree to consolidate, voters could be deciding the issue in a year and a half.

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