Athens-Clarke County

Athens for Everyone is excited – and proud – to endorse Tim Denson for Athens-Clarke County District 5 Commissioner. As many of you know, Tim has already been doing the job of a commissioner from outside city hall for years now. Tim is a regular presence at Mayor and Commission […]

A4E endorses Tim Denson for Commission

For Immediate Release April 20, 2017 Victory Delivered With All Year-Round ACC County Workers to be Paid a Living Wage! As of July 1, all Athens-Clarke County year-round workers will be paid a minimum hourly rate of $11.60/hour as a result of the County compensation study findings and tireless work […]

Victory Delivered – All Year-Round ACC County Workers to be ...

The internationally recognized Human Rights Campaign recently released the results of the 2015 Municipal Equality Index. HRC evaluated over 400 cities, including 8 in Georgia. Athens received just 19 out of a possible 100 points, tied for second-lowest in Georgia (the other Georgia cities: Atlanta-100, Augusta-12, Avondale Estates-41, Columbus-40, Decatur-28, North […]

Athens scores 19 out of 100 on Municipal Equality Index ...

The ACC Mayor & Commission are set to vote on a program that will make Athens Transit buses free, year-round, for all Clarke County K-12 students at the August 2016 Voting Meeting. At the Agenda-Setting Session, Commissioner Sharyn Dickerson, District 1, brought up concerns that children couldn’t understand the value […]

Commissioner Dickerson Opposes K-12 Students Riding Athens Transit for “Free”

Last night the ACC Mayor & Commission adopted a budget for the 2017 fiscal year that created a path for nearly 100 part-time county workers to be paid a living wage, but left uncertainty for the remaining workers. Since the fall of 2015, Athens for Everyone has been fighting for all county employees […]

County Budget provides “path” to Living Wages for Some but ...

MIT operates a service that looks at cost of living and calculates a living wage by geography. In Athens, this wage is $10.17 per hour. Tomorrow (Tuesday, June 7th) we ask that you join us at 7:00pm at City Hall (301 College Ave) to demand that the hourly employees of […]

Will the Commission give Living Wages to ACC Employees?

For a Sunday at 3 PM, the passion in Athens-Clarke County Library was undeniably palpable. About thirty community activists—both new and veteran, from numerous backgrounds and organizational affiliations (NAACP, A4E, EJC and others) —came together to discuss next steps following the Anti-Discrimination March organized by Mokah and Knowa Johnson of […]

MLK Anti-Discrimination March Follow-up Meeting

Athens Transit is asking for input via this short survey as part of the Public Transit Study. PLEASE take just a moment to fill it out. With there being no Rider Advisory Committee in place currently with ACC Transit, these input sessions are one of the best ways to get input […]

Athens Transit Public Survey Goes Live & Input Sessions Announced

Athens for Everyone is very excited that Athens Transit is applying for a Go! Transit Grant to pay for 10 or more Hybrid-Engine buses. Last year the General Assembly approved a transportation package that included grant funds for transportation projects that local municipalities could tap into in order to fund special […]

Athens Transit Pushes for Hybrid Engine Buses