Athens-Clarke County consolidation papers

Athens-Clarke County consolidation papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Athens-Clarke County consolidation papers
Creator: Athens-Clarke County (Ga.). Charter Commission
Inclusive Dates: 1981
Language(s): English
Extent: 0.8 Linear Feet 2 document boxes
Collection Number: ms3332
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content

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.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Athens-Clarke County consolidation papers, ms3332, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Proposed Charter-Preliminary Discussion Draft
12Budget and Taxation Committee-Walter Padgett, Chairman
13Charter Drafting Committee- Richard Lane, Chairman
14Districting Committee- Bob Mitchell, Chairman
15Districting Committee, 1981 August 13
16Districting Committee-Supplemental Data
17Government Organization and Structure Committee-Terrell Benton, Chairman
18Public Information Committee- Joan Biles, Chairman
19Public Services Sub-committee- LaGrange DuPree, Chairman
110Resources Guidance Committee- Mike Thurmond, Chairman
111Transition Sub-committee- Cal Seaquist, Chairman
21Information for use by Athens-Clarke County Charter Commission, 1981 March
22Minutes , 1981
23Charter Draft
24Proposed Charter, 1981 August

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