Macon-Bibb Transition Task Force Seeks Public's Opinion | Community Spirit
As part of its work to build a new, consolidated Macon-Bibb County, the 15-member Transition Task Force wants to ensure it provides information directly to the public and offer chances to provide input and feedback. An online survey is now open to the public and can be found by clicking here.
This survey will help the Task Force identify what people are most interested in learning, what issues people believe need to be addressed by the Task Force, and how they want to receive that information. (A hard copy of this survey will be available at the City of Macon and Bibb County – and mailed to a sampling of homes – in January.)
“Throughout this public process, it is essential that people hear from the Task Force and have the opportunity to let the Task Force know their opinions, concerns, and solutions,” says City of Macon Director of Public Affairs Chris Floore. “This is an historic moment for our community, and by reaching out to the public, the Task Force will be able to create a new government focused on serving the public, rather than a merging of two governments."
Bibb County Public Affairs Officer Kevin Barrere says, “We want to encourage government employees and the public to get involved in the process of forming a new government. This survey is one way that we are reaching out to get people involved, and to show that the task force is paying attention and responding to the concerns of all the citizens of Bibb County. We want to get input and ideas from everyone who can help us make our new government the best that it can be for all of us.”
About Consolidation & the Transition Task Force
On July 31, 2012, the voters of Macon and Bibb County approved House Bill 1171, which would create a consolidated Macon-Bibb County government that would begin in January 2014 and replace the current City of Macon, Bibb County, and Payne City. Between September 2012 and January 2014, a 15-member Transition Task Force is holding public meetings to take a deliberate and in-depth look at how government is currently operated, identify best practices from across the state and country, and build a new government that is truly focused on moving our community forward.