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Brown wants term limits for commission

The Fayette County Commission will vote Thursday on a recommendation to apply term limits to existing and future commissioners.

The restrictions would limit commissioners to serving no more than two consecutive four-year terms. Proposed by Commission Chairman Steve Brown, the restrictions would be made retroactive to those holding office since 2011, which would include Brown and fellow commissioner Allen McCarty.

The catch is that the new term limits would require passage of local legislation by the Georgia General Assembly, and there may not be enough time to accomplish that as the legislature is expected to wrap up early this year due to the earlier primarily election.

The discussion will take place at the county’s administrative complex at 7 p.m. in downtown Fayetteville.

In other business, the commission is expected to discuss possible regulations for short-term rentals in residential neighborhoods.

A presentation on the matter will be conducted by County Attorney Dennis Davenport and Kathy Hobbs of the county’s code enforcement department.

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