Patrick Davenport

Commissioner Patrick Davenport

Commissioner Patrick Davenport, District 1

2019 – present

Represents southeast Athens, including the Cedar Creek neighborhood.

706-202-4339
patrick.davenport@accgov.com
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Board Member, Economic Justice Coalition
Vice President, Georgia Legal Services
Operations Manager, Peachy Green Clean Co-Op

Studied Political Science and Business Management at the University of Georgia.

Primary Ballots: Patrick Davenport exclusively takes Democratic primary ballots.
Inferred Party: Democrat

Voting Record

Fund the Athens Homeless Coalition / Salvation Army: YES
Raise the Stormwater Fee: YES
Approve the Leisure Services Master Plan: YES
Regulate Short-Term Rentals: YES
Block Townhomes in Green Acres: YES
Approve Low-Barrier Homeless Shelter: NO
Overturn Restrictions on Public Comment: YES
Fund Athens Achieves: YES
Approve FY 2025 Budget: YES

(More information about 2024 votes.)

Delay Barber Street Improvements: NO
Approve Mall Redevelopment: YES
Restart the Eviction Prevention Program: YES
Recognize the Firefighter’s Union: YES
Approve the FY 2024 Budget: YES, NO
Ban Indoor Vaping: YES
Start Delinquency Prevention Initiative: YES
Place Public Safety Monitor in Auditor’s Office: YES
Accept Affordable Housing Investment Strategy: YES
Accept Plan to Reduce and Prevent Homelessness: YES
Reject Pet Registration: YES
Close First Step Encampment and Extend Hotel Voucher Program: YES

(More information about 2023 votes.)

Approve TSPLOST 2023 Project List: YES
Appoint Public Safety Oversight Board: YES
Approve American Rescue Plan Framework: NO
Raise Commissioner Salaries: NO
Adopt Inclusionary Zoning Policy: YES
Adopt Complete Streets Policy: YES
Approve FY 2023 Budget: YES
Celebrate Pride Month and Juneteenth: YES
Approve 1010 Oglethorpe Avenue: NO
Begin Prince Avenue Road Diet Pilot: YES
Decriminalize Cannabis: YES
Approve the 100% Clean Energy Plan: YES
Create Homelessness Plan: YES
Authorize Eminent Domain for Firefly Trail: NO
Change Planning Department Work Plan: YES
Recognize Firefighters’ Union: NO
Allow Accessory Dwelling Units: NO
Keep Three Lanes on Prince Avenue: YES

(More information about 2022 votes.)

Approve Apartments Near Airport: YES
Give Public Land for a New Parking Deck: NO
Approve Apartments off Lexington Road: NO
Approve Taser Contract: YES
Approve Linnentown Resolution: YES
Extend the Firefly Trail on original route: NO
Fund Athens Eats Together: NO
Delay Project Reset: YES
Approve FY 2022 Budget: YES
Approve Official Homeless Camp: NO
Establish Local Anti-Discrimination Protections: YES
Mandate COVID-19 Vaccine for ACC Gov Employees: YES
Install Downtown Public Restroom: YES
Fund Non-Police Crisis Response Team: YES
Change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples’ Day: YES
Approve AFDC to Run Eviction Prevention Program: YES
Establish a Law Enforcement Oversight Board: YES
Establish a Human Relations Commission: YES
Accept JAG grant: YES
Approve New Commission Districts: YES

(More information about 2021 votes.)

Accept Agreement with the Classic Center: YES
Support the Pre-Arrest Diversion Program: YES
Start a Community Energy Fund: YES
Declare State of Emergency, Banning Public Gatherings: NO
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: YES
Resolve that Black lives matter: YES
Delay BLM resolution: NO
Start “parklet” pilot program: NO
Ban rentable scooters: YES
Establish West Downtown Historic District: NO
(More information about 2020 votes)

Reconsideration of Designating SPLOST Projects: YES
Accept $250,000 Settlement with Taylor Saulters: NO
FY2020 Goals and Objectives: YES
Designate SPLOST Projects: NO on the judicial center, YES on the rest
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: NO
Approve Final SPLOST 2020 List: YES
Pass Along State Legislative Requests: YES
Reorganize Animal Control: YES
Approve the Neighborhood Leaders program: NO
(More information about 2019 votes)

Interviews

APN interviewed Davenport during this 2022 re-election campaign (above), and he also went on Tim Bryant’s radio show:

Election Results

Patrick Davenport (incumbent) – 59.2%
Audrey Hughes – 40.8%

Patrick Davenport – 58.0%
Sharyn Dickerson (incumbent) – 41.7%

Signature Policies

Recycling: As chair of the solid waste advisory committee, Davenport pushed for an expanded recycling program that requires all ACC events to use only recyclable products.