County approves SDS proposal

VALDOSTA – Lowndes County took a step forward Wednesday toward ending its longstanding Service Delivery Strategy standoff with the City of Valdosta.

The Lowndes County Board of Commissioners held a special called meeting Wednesday morning to consider a new SDS agreement. The agreement was approved unanimously.

Now, the City of Valdosta must review the proposal and Valdosta City Council must put it to a vote; however, the proposal approved by the county was crafted by both city and county representatives.

Past negotiations between the cities and county have not gone well, and a battle over an state-mandated SDS agreement has raged on for three years between Lowndes County and the City of Valdosta. As reported by The Valdosta Daily Times in the fall, more than… (Read More)

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