City Council, County Commission Host Joint Meeting

Savannah mayor Otis Johnson and Chatham County Commission chairman Pete Liakakis may have been opponents during the mayoral race. But now they are working together.

For the first time in recent history, the Savannah City Council and Chatham County Commission are holding joint meetings. The two groups have decided to meet every once in a while to discuss issues that affect both the city and other areas of the county.

Today was their first joint meeting. The main item on the agenda was fighting poverty.

"I think it was excellent this meeting," said Liakakis. "Poverty reduction is vital and with the poverty initiative that we will take part in, it affects 22 percent of people in the county. That's 30,000 people."

They also discussed the CAT transfer station and childcare at the workplace.

Reported by: Kim Angelastro,