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Members named to Albany-Dougherty charter commission

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January 24, 2005

Albany - Eight people may change the way Albany-Dougherty County does business. The new Governmental Charter Commission will work with a professional firm to write a charter for a consolidation city and county government.

Monday, County Commission Chairman Jeff Sinyard named commissioners Lamar Hudgins, Art Searles, and Dr. Charles Lingle to the committee. "When it's time for the citizens to vote on it, they will have all the information they need. They'll totally understand the cost, the efficiencies, the districts, and the redrawing of the government," said Chairman Jeff Sinyard. 

Tuesday, the Mayor is expected to name three city commissioners to serve on the committee. The six commissioners will then choose two other members.

Both commissions and state lawmakers must approve the new charter, before it goes on a ballot for voters. That referendum could be in November 2006.

posted at 4:15PM by kathryn.murchison@walb.com