|Creator:||Athens-Clarke County Unification Commission.|
|Title:||Athens-Clarke County consolidation records|
|Quantity:||2.1 Linear feet (5 document boxes, 1 oversized folder C)|
|Abstract:||The collection consists of the proposed charter, summary, draft, FY 1981 budget, census information, committee reports, various maps, minutes of Charter Commission, and City of Athens detailed transactions.|
"In 1981, the General Assembly established a third charter commission based on the 1966 constitutional amendment. The charter commission held five public meetings to obtain citizen input for the charter and enlisted the help of a governmental consulting firm to aid in the charter writing process. The charter was very detailed and included a budget for the proposed consolidated government... A referendum was held on February 16, 1982. Although support in the city and county had increased since the 1972 vote, the consolidation referendum failed again. While 55% of the city votes were for consolidation, only 45% of the county voters supported it." -- "Unification history." ACC Online. http://www.athensclarkecounty.com/history/unify.htm (Retrieved April 24, 2009)
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Athens-Clarke County consolidation records, MS 2106. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.