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Commissioners begin Charter work

February 19, 2007

Albany - Albany City Commissioners start dissecting a proposed consolidation charter piece by piece. Commissioners reviewed article one of nine in the charter Monday. It basically sets the name of a consolidated government as Albany-Dougherty County and gives the unified government powers as a municipal corporation and a county, which will help it remain eligible for grant money.

Commissioners also want to make sure the consolidated government takes the bad along with the good. Commissioner Bob Langstaff, Jr. says, "In the beginning of the charter, it mentions the new entity would own the assets of the other two entities but it doesn't mention liability and obviously that goes with it."

Commissioners plan to review the charter and make changes by going through one article at a time. They hope to also meet with county commissioners to discuss any issues they may have with the charter.

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