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Petition statement to be delivered to Nancy Denson, Mayor of Athens, Kelly Girtz, Athens-Clarke County Commissioner, Mike Hamby, Athens-Clarke County Commissioner, Andy Herod, Athens-Clarke County Commissioner, Harry Simms, Athens-Clarke County Commissioner and 5 other targets (click here to see more)

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People for a Better Athens

To be delivered to Nancy Denson, Mayor of Athens, Kelly Girtz, Athens-Clarke County Commissioner, Mike Hamby, Athens-Clarke County Commissioner, Andy Herod, Athens-Clarke County Commissioner, Harry Simms, Athens-Clarke County Commissioner and 5 other targets (click here to see more)

Petition Statement

I stand against the placement of a Wal-Mart anchor store in downtown Athens.

Athens has been made great by its unique character. We can do better- our future depends on it.
There are currently 18,966 signatures. NEW goal - We need 20,000 signatures!

Petition Background

There are plans in place for Wal-Mart to be the anchor store in a new development in downtown Athens.

The Armstrong-Dobbs tract is the most valuable piece of land in Athens-Clarke County. It abuts the Oconee River and is within walking distance of UGA and Athens' unique local businesses.

We are not against development of the Armstrong-Dobbs tract. In fact, we celebrate development for the opportunities it might bring our community to grow.

However, we are against the placement of a 100,000 sq. ft. Wal-Mart within the Armstrong-Dobbs development as an "anchor store."

Please sign this petition to voice your support for an alternative vision of Athens' future. We protect our small businesses. We love our unique culture. We are People for a Better Athens.

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