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Macon-Bibb officials to tackle budget woes, major projects at Athens retreat

Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert   delivers his inauguration address at the Macon-Bibb County Commission Inauguration Ceremony Tuesday, December 27, 2016.
Macon-Bibb County Mayor Robert Reichert delivers his inauguration address at the Macon-Bibb County Commission Inauguration Ceremony Tuesday, December 27, 2016. breaking@macon.com

Macon-Bibb County officials will plan for 2018 during a retreat next week.

The County Commission and some of the county's other top leaders will be attending the planning retreat in Athens on Jan. 30-31.

They will address a variety of topics, including the ongoing financial struggles facing the county and the order of projects that they would like to complete in 2018.

The County Commission is trying to prevent future budget deficits through a new sales tax that ultimately would have to win approval from Macon-Bibb voters.

The retreat will be led by representatives of the University of Georgia's Carl Vinson Institute of Government.



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