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Albany City Commissioner, District 1

Passes laws and regulations for your city

Full office description

  • City commissioners work together with the rest of the commission to set and implement city policy.
  • The city commission is tasked with ensuring the health, comfort, and safety of residents of the city
  • City commissioners work with the mayor to govern city departments, such as the police department, fire department, transportation department, and parks and recreation department.
  • City commissioners represent either the whole city or residents of a specific district.
  • Most city commissioners in Georgia are elected in odd years to four year terms. Elections are nonpartisan.

How this impacts you

  • PolicingThe commission has final say over how many police officers the city hires, what equipment the police get and how they are trained.

  • Quality of RoadsCity commissioners have the power to improve roads and build new ones through specific projects.

  • Housing & Urban DevelopmentCity commissioners can decide which housing developments to approve, require affordable housing and set property tax rates.

Candidates (2)

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Jon B. Howard


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Lawrence A. McCray


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