|Creator:||Athens-Clarke County (Ga.). Charter Commission.|
|Title:||Athens-Clarke County consolidation papers|
|Quantity:||0.8 Linear feet (2 document boxes)|
Athens, home of the University of Georgia (UGA), is located along the north Oconee River in Clarke County, in the rolling Piedmont of northeast Georgia. Athens and Clarke County combined to form a unified government in 1990. According to the 2000 U.S. census, Athens-Clarke County had a population of 101,489, making it Georgia's sixth-largest metropolitan statistical area. Chosen in 1801 as the site for the first chartered state university in the nation, Athens is known for its culture and diversity. Georgia's "Classic City" has preserved many of its historic neighborhoods and landmarks, and its largely intact nineteenth-century townscape abuts the historic North Campus of UGA. Today Athens is the center for commerce and trade, health services, and cultural arts for all of northeast Georgia. The city struggles to maintain its distinctive sense of place in the face of rapid growth and development.
The collection consists of papers relating to the consolidation of Athens, Georgia and Clarke County, Georgia. Included in the collection is the proposed charter (preliminary discussion draft) from 1981, papers from the Budget and Taxation Committee, a report from the Charter Drafting Committee from July 8, 1981, reports from the Districting Committee, minutes of the meetings of the Charter Commission, a draft of the charter, and the proposed charter from August, 1981.
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Athens-Clarke County consolidation papers. MS 3332. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.