The 3rd and FINAL Reading — and most importantly, THE VOTE– on the Baileys Trail Funding Ordinance at Athens City Council is coming up tomorrow, Monday Dec 9, 2019. 7:00 PM. Please come out, one final time, to the Athens City Council meeting to show your support for the Baileys Trail System project.

It’s been a lengthy timeline to achieve approval for the City of Athens to help fund the Baileys Trail System project. The ordinance reached 3rd reading in early November, but was tabled after Council Members raised questions and requested further information. After untabling, and amending the ordinance to give the city more control over the future of funding for the project, they had to send the amended ordinance through the same process of three successive readings prior to a vote. So this week, the FINAL vote on the funding ordinance is happening.

Come to the City Council meeting on Monday, December 9, 2019, at 7:00 PM, to show your support of the Baileys Trail project. Filling the council chambers will show that we mean business. The vote is the first item on the agenda, so depending on the number of questions and comments by Council and the public, the vote should be taken by 7:30 or 8:00 PM.

We will convene at Jackie O’s Brew Pub in Uptown Athens after the final vote, regardless of the outcome. We will either be celebrating the momentous occasion, or downing our tears and working on strategy for the future. Find more information about the event here.