Carol’s Platform

A vote for Carol is a vote for the Eastside.

Carol with Eastside Leaders sitting at Jittery Joes Eastside

A thriving Eastside

  • Support existing Eastside businesses, and encourage more to locate here.

  • Ensure that we build a quality Eastside library. The new Eastside Library received SPLOST funding in 2020 and is currently in the site-selection process!

  • Serve Eastside youth and adults with quality recreation programs.

  • Re-evaluate zoning ordinances to encourage more affordable housing.

  • Add tree cover and shade to make our streets more comfortable and beautiful.

  • Assure that our 911 emergency response services are the best they can be. Funding approved for EMS Oversight positions!

  • Be responsive to constituent needs.

An equitable, just, & safe community

  • Work hard at the local level to reduce the poverty rate in Athens.

  • Advocate for more ambitious state and federal programs to make the economy work for lower and middle income Athenians.

  • Support African-American businesses and community efforts, and acknowledge historical injustices. Linnentown Resolution, approved in 2023, changed a street name and approved $2.5 million for Memory and Justice Committee!

  • Create a welcoming community for all, including respecting the rights of our LatinX immigrants.

  • Enhance community policing efforts that build trust between neighborhoods and police officers.

  • Reform criminal justice system so fewer young people get trapped in the school-to-prison pipeline; create more productive options for youth.

  • Fight youth violence by providing alternatives that give youth a sense of purpose and belonging.

Carol and Others at Linnentown Street Renaming Ceremony
Carol and Commissioners Opening Firefly Trail Bridge

Walkability! Bike lanes! Better buses! Safer streets!

  • Move forward with the newly adopted Athens in Motion Bike and Pedestrian Plan.

  • Adopt a strong community “complete streets” policy to make our streets safer for kids, grandparents and everyone in between.  Revised Complete Streets Policy approved in 2022!

  • Ensure that Athens Transit gets buses to those who depend on them to get to work and offers fare-free rides for as many as possible. Athens Transit has been free for everyone since 2021!

  • Build shaded bus stops with seating throughout the county.

  • Implement a “Vision Zero” goal of reducing traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero. Funding allocated for Vision Zero plan in 2023!

  • Establish a Bike Share program for the larger community.

The “Greening” of Athens

  • Advocate for the 100% Clean Energy Resolution, including its commitment to equity and local green jobs. Approved the passage of the 100% Clean Energy Plan in 2022!

  • Transition local government’s energy sources away from fossil fuels to clean power like solar, wind, and hydropower by 2035.

  • Protect Athens’ watershed and ensure clean drinking water.

  • Make all our government buildings as energy efficient as possible.

  • Convert our fleets of buses, maintenance trucks, and police cars to hybrid and then electric power sources.

  • Encourage local businesses, industries, hospitals, and colleges to commit to 100% renewable by 2050.

  • Work with homeowners to encourage energy efficiency and clean power use, and make this affordable for low-income households.

Carol and Group In City Hall Celebrating Passing of 100% Clean Energy Resolution

Carol Has Begun to Achieve Her Goals — Help Her Continue the Work!

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