Andy Herod

Commissioner Andy HerodFormer Commissioner Andy Herod, District 8

2007 – 2020

Represented Green Acres, Cedar Creek, College Station Road and Cedar Shoals Drive areas.

Professor of Geography, UGA
President, ACC Federation of Neighborhoods (2004-2007)
President, Green Acres / Crestwood Community Association (2003-2007)

Ph.D., Economic and Urban Geography, Rutgers University (1992)
M.A., Geography, West Virginia University (1988)
B.Soc.Sci., Geography, University of Bristol (England) (1986)

Primary Ballots: Andy Herod often takes Democratic primary ballots, but not exclusively.
Donations: Donated to Hillary Clinton (D) in 2016.
Fundraising: On the fundraising committee of Houston Gaines (R) in 2017.

Inferred Party: Likely Democrat

Signature Policies

Living Wages: Commissioner Andy Herod has spoken in favor of increasing wages for part-time local government employees, which happened in 2016.

Voting Record

Accept Agreement with the Classic Center: YES
Support the Pre-Arrest Diversion Program: absent
Start a Community Energy Fund: absent
Declare State of Emergency, Banning Public Gatherings: YES
Order Athenians to Shelter in Place: YES
Urge Leniency for Rent and Mortgage Payments: YES
Refuse to Pay Attorney Bryan Sells: NO
Move Confederate Monument, Close College Square: YES
Establish Goal of Reducing Police Funding: NO
Adopt the FY 2021 Budget: YES
Make Masks Mandatory: absent
Resolve that Black lives matter: absent
Delay BLM resolution: absent
Start “parklet” pilot program: YES
Ban rentable scooters: YES
Establish West Downtown Historic District: NO
(More information about 2020 votes)

Reconsider Designating SPLOST Projects: YES
Accept $250,000 Settlement with Taylor Saulters: absent
FY2020 Goals and Objectives: YES
Designate SPLOST Projects: YES
Expand ACCPD Vehicle Program: YES
Adopt the 100% Athens Resolution: YES
End cash bail for local ordinance violations: absent
Delay Bike Lanes on Hancock Ave: absent
Remove Mention of Classic Center Arena from SPLOST 2020: NO
Approve Final SPLOST 2020 List: YES
Pass Along State Legislative Requests: YES
Reorganize Animal Control: YES
Approve the Neighborhood Leaders program: YES
(More information about 2019 votes)

Fund Cedar Creek Solar Array: absent
Move Work Sessions to City Hall: YES
Redesign Chase Street Corridor: YES
Update County Anti-Discrimination Policy: YES
Reject Concept Maps for Athens in Motion: YES
Adopt the Athens in Motion plan: YES
Protected Bike Lanes for Barnett Shoals: NO
Delay the Designation of SPLOST Projects: NO
(More information about 2018 votes)

Temporary Halt to Downtown Development: YES
Consultant Selection for Bike / Ped Master Plan: absent
TSPLOST project list and referendum: YES
Re-zoning Mitchell Street:YES
(More information about 2017 votes)

“Road Diet” for Chase Street: NO
Allow Sale of Growlers in Brewpubs: YES
Fare-Free Bus Rides for K-12 Students: YES
Downtown Anti-Discrimination Ordinance and Civil Rights Committee: YES
(More information about 2016 votes)

Allow Backyard Chickens: YES
Remove Wetland Buffers: YES
Award Jail Phone Contract to Securus Tech: YES
Allow Food Trucks: YES
Keep Domestic Partnership Benefits: YES
(More information about 2015 votes)