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City Alderman, Post 1

Passes laws and regulations for your city

Full office description

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

How this impacts you

  • PolicingCity aldermen have final say over how many police officers the city hires, what equipment the police get and how they are trained.

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

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

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Robert L. Lipham


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Toby Carmichael


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