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At odds with decision
A number of individuals have indicated a willingness to serve on our city council to replace Joseph Cannon. We were informed months ago that the vacancy would be filled. It remains vacant.
Council President Wales told us at the Nov. 25 meeting that it’s too close to an election for someone to become acclimated to the office. President Wales is a friend of mine and will remain so, but I will disagree with his decision.
We have a great council that works tirelessly for Athens, but any government body that is missing members is not as effective as a complete body. District 4 remains without representation.