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Mayoral commissions on City Council's 5:30 p.m. agenda
Include the Statesboro Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, the Statesboro Youth Commission and the Statesboro Works! Commission
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Mayor Jonathan McCollar followed through Tuesday on a promise to name a committee of citizens to provide input on rules for newly legalized liquor stores to locate and do business in Statesboro.

Proposed city laws that would adopt three topical panels, formed by Mayor Jonathan McCollar and volunteers, as official city commissions are on the agenda for Statesboro City Council’s 5:30 p.m. Tuesday regular meeting.

The mayoral commissions, under development since before McCollar took office in January, have met previously but have not been adopted as formal arms of the city. The Statesboro Commission on Diversity and Inclusion, the Statesboro Youth Commission and the Statesboro Works! Commission are meant to look at long-term concerns for the city's future. Statesboro Works! would consider job-creation and training efforts.

The commissions, eight- or 10-member panels of Bulloch County residents, would be established with two-year terms under the proposed ordinances. These are slated for first readings with an opportunity for public comment during the meeting, but McCollar said Saturday he hopes the council will go ahead and adopt the commissions without a lengthier process.

Another ordinance slated for a first reading would allow and regulate the installation of medium-size and large solar electric generators in the city limits.

Also on the agenda, the council is dues to appoint new members to the Alcohol Advisory Board, now recreated with staggered terms after all the previous terms expired June 30.

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