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Albany commissioner holds town hall about potential historic district expansion

One Albany city commissioner now has more perspective on how some of his constituents feel about an important upcoming decision./ Jazmyne Hankerson

One Albany city commissioner now has more perspective on how some of his constituents feel about an important upcoming decision.

Ward Two Commissioner Bobby Coleman held a town hall meeting on Thursday night to hear what people had to say ahead of the commissioners voting to take another step toward expanding the historic district.

This would impact the Rawson Circle and Palmyra Heights area.

Coleman said he wanted to hold to meeting after getting many calls of support and opposing the potential expansion.

He also wanted to clarify some things that some people were misunderstanding.

Before the meeting, Coleman said the feedback he gets will be key in helping him decide whether to vote for or against the expansion.

"I don’t live in Rawson Circle but I’m an advocate for all the people over there. If the majority of the votes tonight, in my opinion is for it, I will be an advocate for that to my colleagues on the commission. After all, this is not a Bobby Coleman issue. It’s going to take four commissioners vote to move this forward or not," said Coleman.

City commissioners will vote on the next step for the expansion on April 25.

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