Thursday, March 30, 2023

Local Oconee County Legislation, District Attorney Oversight, Ban On Gas Powered Leaf Blowers, Part Of Final Days Of General Assembly

***Watkinsville Gets Authority***

In the last two days of the legislative session, which ended on Wednesday, the Georgia House and Senate agreed to create an oversight commission for district attorneys, with the support of Oconee County’s legislators, who had championed the effort.

The General Assembly didn’t agree to make district attorney races nonpartisan, to make it easier to recall the district attorney, or to move Banks County from the Piedmont Judicial Circuit, perhaps putting into motion transfer of Oconee to the Piedmont Circuit.