Commissioner Allison Wright, District 4
2013 – present
Represents UGA, 5-Points, and Oak Street areas.
Plastic Bag Ban or Fee: Commissioner Allison Wright has been active in pushing for a fee on single-use plastic bags. This will reduce plastic waste in our oceans. It will also save Athens-Clarke County money by reducing waste in the landfill.
Public Safety and Well-Being: As a budget priority, Wright wants to increase the pay of police officers as a way of increasing retention and avoiding the expenses associated with re-hiring and re-training new officers. She said she also wants to repeal the single-family ordinance and pass an anti-discrimination ordinance, which happened in August 2021.