Politics & Government

Macon blight meeting set for Thursday

Want to know what’s being done, or will be done, to fight urban blight in Macon-Bibb County?

There will be a town hall meeting on the subject Thursday from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Peyton Anderson Community Services Building, 277 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. in downtown Macon.

Local government officials and representatives from associated groups will talk about what they’ve done so far and what their next steps will be, according to a news release from Assistant County Manager Charles Coney.

About 4,000 buildings, most of them houses, are estimated to sit abandoned countywide. Macon-Bibb plans to have more than $10 million in bond funds available within the next few months to start large-scale tackling of blight.

To contact writer Jim Gaines, call 744-4489.