That’s sixteen days before the January 24th Public Hearing about the proposed rezoning for a Dollar General at GA 122 and Skipper Bridge Road by the Lowndes County Commission.
Which appears to be sufficient notice according to O.C.G.A. 36-66-4(a): “A local government taking action resulting in a zoning decision shall provide for a hearing on the proposed action. At least 15 but not more than 45 days prior to the date of the hearing, the local government shall cause to be published within a newspaper of general circulation within the territorial boundaries of the local government a notice of the hearing. The notice shall state the time, place, and purpose of the hearing.”
The notice says opponents of the rezoning have to file a disclosure report about campaign contributions. The same law, O.C.G.A. 36-67A-3 (2010) says the applicant must also file a disclosure report. I will include a request for that in the LAKE open records request before the January 24th Public Hearing.
Valdosta Daily Times, City and Public Notices, January 8, 2023,
Lowndes County Board of Commissioners will hold a public hearing to consider the following rezoning requests. The location, date and time of the public hearings are as follows:
Tuesday, January 24, 2023—5:30 p.m.
Lowndes County Board of Commissioners (official public hearing)
Lowndes County Judicial and Administrative Complex
Commission Chambers, 2nd Floor
327 North Ashley Street, Valdosta, Georgia
CASE NUMBER REZ-2022-20. All or part of Tax Map 0067—Parcel 051. Notice is hereby given that an application by Langdale Vallotton, LLP on behalf of Mary S. Harris to amend the Zoning Map of Lowndes County, Georgia will be considered at a public hearing. The amendment to be considered is to rezone ~3 acres from its present E-A (Estate Agricultural) zoning district to C-C (Crossroads Commercial) zoning district. The subject property is located on the Northwest corner of Georgia Highway 122 East and Skipper Bridge Road, Hahira, Georgia.
Any comments may be presented at the public hearings, or filed in writing prior to the public hearings. Also, review of the above applications is available in the Director of Planning and Zoning office located at 327 North Ashley Street.
Pursuant to O.C.G.A. 36-67A-3, any opponent of this proposed rezoning who has made campaign contributions aggregating $250.00 or more to a local government official of Lowndes County Board of Commissioners, within two years immediately preceding the filing of the application, is required to file a disclosure statement, at least five days prior to the hearing, with the Zoning Administrator or County Planner, stating the name and position of the local official to whom contributions were made, the amount, description and date of each campaign contribution.
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