This is an election year for the Athens-Clarke County Commission. Now go read this letter from Rick Bythewood. I'm sorry to say, but I do think that even our current commission is overreacting and overregulating. The letter mentions the smoking ban, the sign ordinance, and the tethered animal ordinance. Those laws are only the tip of the iceberg of big government in Athens. Are you going to encourage this to continue with your choices in November?
I support the goals of the Mayor and Commission, and we certainly have some good people there, but we continue to see them enact broad and invasive regulations, and they have a long record of enacting legislation that is very poorly drafted.