November 27, 2006 Albany -- Dougherty County commissioners will decide next week whether to move forward with plans for a consolidated government.
Commissioners were presented a copy of the final draft charter for consolidation a couple of weeks ago. Now, it's up to both the city and county commissions to decide if they want to move forward, or kill the charter.
Chairman Jeff Sinyard told Commissioners the charter should be passed along to let the people it will impact the most decide. "I think the people should ultimately make the decision how they want to be governed because they're the ones that are paying the taxes."
The commission will vote next Monday. If it passes, the city must still decide if they want the charter to move forward.