CAMILLA, GA (WALB) - A new community group in Camilla is calling for city leaders to listen to their concerns.
"We the People of Camilla, Georgia vs. City Hall" introduced themselves during Tuesday's city council meeting.
The group wants city government to be more inclusive and for citizens to have more input.
The members also said one of their main concerns is high utility bills.
"Utility rates for many people are as high as $500 a month and more. It's just unsustainable, and so people both black and white are asking for relief and compassion from elected officials in addressing their needs," said Mayor-elect Rufus Davis.
The group formed less than a month ago and already has more than 100 members.
It is spearheaded by Mayor-elect Davis.
Davis will be sworn in later this month but the outgoing mayor invited Davis to run the meeting.
Davis is a law school graduate who worked on Wall Street and in international education.
He said that he has many visions for the city.
"I'd like for our city to be a very inclusive place to live, an affordable place, a place where people are engaged and a place that's safe and a place that people are happy to visit and return home to," explained Davis.
He will officially become Camilla's 27th mayor next week.