Conflict at a Consolidation Forum
Thursday night in Macon City Hall Unity-N-Community held a public forum to learn more about the proposed consolidation plan.
Things got interesting when the the audience was invited to ask questions of the five person panel.
Macon City Council woman Elaine Lucas was the first to ask a question. Councilman Lucas took exception to the idea that elected officials were opposing consolidation in order to save their own jobs.
"I'm here to tell you, you lie," said Lucas to the five person panel. She went on to further oppose the consolidation plan. Lucas wants the vote for the consolidation moved from July to November so that citizens have more time to learn about the plan and because more people will vote in the November elections.
State Representative Nikki Randall says moving the vote back would allow less than a year for transition into the new government. She wants to allow more time.
Randall went on to explain that there was such an out pour of support for the consolidation plan that she feels it is the responsibility of delegates to allow Bibb County citizens to vote on the plan.