Mariah Parker, District 2 Commissioner (2018-present)
Represents E Broad, Peter Street, Lexington Road and the Ben-Epps airport area.
Performs as hip-hop artist Lingua Franca.
Master’s in Linguistics from the University of Georgia in 2017.
Inferred Party: Democrat.
Transparency: Commissioner 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, Commissioner 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: Commissioner 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.”
Accept $250,000 Settlement with Taylor Saulters: abstain
FY2020 Goals and Objectives: YES
Designating SPLOST Projects: YES
Expanding ACCPD Vehicle Program: YES
Adopting the 100% Athens Resolution: YES
Ending cash bail for local ordinance violations: YES
Delaying Bike Lanes on Hancock Ave: NO
Removing Mention of Classic Center Arena from SPLOST 2020: YES
Approving Final SPLOST 2020 List: YES
Pass Along State Legislative Requests: YES
Reorganizing Animal Control: 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)
Mariah was on the “Two Broads Talking Politics” podcast on September 25, 2019.