Man at podium addresses five Clayton County, GA commissioners seated on the dais
Credit: Robin Kemp/The Clayton Crescent / The Clayton Crescent

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners will hold a budget hearing in the Commissioners’ Board Room, 112 Smith Street, Jonesboro, Georgia. The county says, “All interested citizens will have the opportunity to give written and oral comments. Citizens are encouraged to attend” the budget presentation. You can read the proposed budget online or in person at Clayton County Library branches during regular library hours at:

  • Forest Park Branch Library, 4812 West Street Forest Park
  • Headquarters Library, 856 Battlecreek Road, Jonesboro
  • Lovejoy Branch Library, 1721 McDonough Road, Hampton
  • Morrow Branch Library, 6225 Maddox Rd, Morrow
  • Riverdale Branch Library, 420 Valley Hill Road SW, Jonesboro

The BOC also holds its work session at 5:30 p.m. (agenda) (livestream)

Items of note include:

  • an update on Clayton County Animal Control, presented by Chief Kevin Roberts, Assistant Chief Bruce Parks, Deputy Chief Michael O’Shields, Major Stefan Schindler, Captain Jodi Turnipseed, and Dr. Margaret Chastine. Some local animal rights activists have been protesting euthanasia schedules at the shelter.
  • a presentation on electric vehicle charging stations by George Gamble, CEO of Powerhouse Energy 360. Last week, Gamble was named to the board of the Atlanta Airport Chamber of Commerce.
  • a discussion of a legislative update on Peachtree Government Relations, which apparently includes Ohio River South president and CEO Howard Franklin. His bio says Franklin “maintains dual citizenship in public and private sectors.”
  • a presentation from the Finance Department on the FY2024 proposed budget
  • an update from Atlanta Regional Commission Executive Director Anna Roach, on ARC’s long-range transportation plan and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law federal funding opportunities

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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