Commissioner Parker, District 2
Represents E Broad, Peter Street, Lexington Road and the Ben-Epps airport area.Professional and Civic Experience
Performs as hip-hop artist Lingua Franca.
Master’s in Linguistics from the University of Georgia in 2017.
Inferred Party: Democrat.
Transparency: Commissioner Mariah Parker was instrumental in moving commission work sessions to City Hall where they could be televised and recorded.
Economic Justice for District 2: During her 2018 campaign, Parker ran on a platform of economic justice. She promised to bring in jobs that pay $15 / hour and to provide start-up capital to local minority-owned businesses. She also stated that she would give “economic power back to the East Athens Development Corporation” and invest in jobs skills training programs.
Criminal Justice Reform: Parker pledged to end cash bail, which happened on June 4, 2019. She also promised to “deprioritize marijuana arrests and reduce sentencing for past offenders.”
Support the Pre-Arrest Diversion Program: YES
Start a Community Energy Fund: YES
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: YES
Adopt the FY 2021 Budget: NO
Make Masks Mandatory: YES
Resolve that Black lives matter: YES
Delay BLM resolution: YES
Start “parklet” pilot program: NO
(More information about 2020 votes)
Accept $250,000 Settlement with Taylor Saulters: abstain
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: YES
Delay Bike Lanes on Hancock Ave: NO
Remove Mention of Classic Center Arena from SPLOST 2020: YES
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)
Redesign Chase Street Corridor: NO
Update County Anti-Discrimination Policyy: YES
Reject Concept Maps for Athens in Motion: NO
Adopt the Athens in Motion plan: YES
Protected Bike Lanes for Barnett Shoals: YES
Delay the Designation of SPLOST Projects: YES
(More information about 2018 votes)
Parker was on the “Two Broads Talking Politics” podcast on September 25, 2019.