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The Local Agenda: Council to consider electric charging station downtown
Also, Young Democrats chapter opens in Hall
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Gainesville City Council will discuss a proposal to install an electric vehicle charging station downtown when it meets Thursday morning.

According to spokeswoman Catiel Felts, city officials are eyeing the Main Street parking lot that fronts Jesse Jewell Parkway.

In other business, council will discuss several appointments needed for committees and boards, including the Airport Advisory Committee, Parks and Recreation Board and the Housing Authority.

Finally, officials will review polling precinct locations and other items related to this fall’s three council elections.

City Council meets at 9 a.m. Thursday in room 301 of the administration building, 300 Henry Ward Way.

Young Democrats chapter comes to Hall County

The Hall County Democratic Party has launched a Young Democrats chapter to recruit voters between the ages of 18 and 39 to become active in local politics.

Gabe Shippy, a 29-year-old military veteran and graduate of West Hall High School, will serve as the chapter’s first president.

The Young Democrats also acts as a pipeline for activists to receive training and education in the pursuit of elected office.

“We plan to do heavy recruitment at local colleges,” Shippy said. “We want to reach out … and let them know they have a home in the Hall County Democratic Party.”

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