MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Elected officials gathered at Lake Tobesofkee's Claystone Pavilion Monday night to answer questions from the public about consolidation.
State representatives Nikki Randall and Robert Dickey, state senator Cecil Staton, Macon City Councilman Tom Ellington, Bibb County Commissioner Joe Allen, and local attorney and "Macon-Bibb Wins Again!" member Calder Pinkston were among those who answered questions.
Those questions ranged from how consolidation would affect small communities like Lizella and Payne City to what would happen to pensions for the fire department if the bill were to pass.
Representative Randall tells 41NBC the event was meant to educate voters who are still undecided about the proposed bill.
"It's a lot of citizens from the Lizella area and around the lake area that were wanting us to come and explain the bill, and we were happy to do that," says Randall. "Several of my delegation members are with me, and we just want to give them the information they need because we want everyone to make informed decisions when they cast their vote on July 31st."
Voters can cast their votes on the proposed consolidation of Macon and Bibb County next Tuesday, July 31st.