Jared Bailey

Former District 5 Commissioner
Represents Normaltown, Homewood Hills, and northwest Athens.bailey_web
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Professional and Civic Experience
Quality Engineer at Accurus Aerospace
Executive Director, AthFest
Program Manager, Community Connection 2-1-1
Manager and Co-owner, The 40 Watt Club
Founder, Publisher, and Editor, Flagpole Magazine

UGA Terry College of Business, B.B.A Business Management
Athens Technical College, A.D. Marketing Management

Party Affiliation
Primary Ballots: Exclusively takes Democratic primary ballots.

Inferred Party: Democrat

green check1  Issues: Complete Streets and Alternative Transportation

“[Regarding projects for the 2017 TSPLOST referendum] We should stick with the list brought forth by the Citizens Advisory Committee. Requests for sidewalks on Jefferson River road have been coming in for years — let’s put Jefferson River road sidewalks back on and take that money from pavement maintenance.”

Jared Bailey, July 25, 2017 Work Session


green check1  Issues: Living Wages

“I don’t want to spend $200,000 [on a wage study] because we are cautious to spend $60,000 [on Living Wages for ACC employees].”

Jared Bailey, May 12, 2016 Work Session


Voting Record

  • 2018
    Cedar Creek Solar Array Project: YES
    Moving Work Sessions to City Hall: YES
    Redesigning the Chase Street Corridor: YES
    Updating County Anti-Discrimination Policy: YES
    Reject Concept Maps for Athens in Motion: NO
    Athens in Motion plan: YES
    Bike Lanes on Barnett Shoals: absent
    Delay Designating SPLOST Projects: NO
    (More information about 2018 votes)

  • 2017
    Moratorium on Downtown Development: NO
    Progress on Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan: YES
    TSPLOST project list and referendum: YES
    Re-zoning Mitchell Street: NO
    (More information about 2017 votes)

  • 2016
    Apply for ‘Go Transit’ grant funding: YES
    Complete Streets Improvements for Chase: YES
    Allow Sale of Growlers in Brewpubs: YES
    Fare-Free Bus Rides for K-12 Students: YES
    Bar Admittance and Civil Rights Committee: NO
    (More information about 2016 votes)

  • 2015
    Pro-Chicken: YES
    FY 2016 Budget: absent
    Removing Wetland Buffers: NO
    Delay repaving of Chase Street: YES
    Adopt Securus Tech Contract: YES
    Allow Food Trucks: YES
    Keep Domestic Partnership Benefits: YES
    (More information about 2015 votes)


    Questionnaire Responses

    Jared has not yet responded to our questionnaire. Let him know you’re interested in his responses! E-mail him at jared.bailey@athensclarkecounty.com and ask him to respond to the Athens for Everyone 2018 Commissioner Questionnaire. Thanks!