- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Macon-Bibb County Commissioners could soon decide how to divide millions of dollars to clean up blighted properties.

The Telegraph reports (https://bit.ly/1Ju4bYx) that an ordinance regarding the project is on the agenda for the commission’s meeting Tuesday evening.

The ordinance would include spending a total of $10 million.

There has been debate over how and where the money should be spent.

Mayor Robert Reichert has proposed spending the money on four projects surrounding downtown Macon.

Commissioner Bert Bivins, chairman of the blight committee, has said his main concern is that blight gets attacked in each district of the community.

Commissioners Gary Bechtel and Mallory Jones have said they support taking more time on the issue to determine how the money should be doled out.

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Information from: The Macon Telegraph, https://www.macontelegraph.com

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