The New Riverwalk?

The New Riverwalk?

Though last week’s meeting between the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) and stakeholders in Riverwalk Augusta, downtown’s signature riverfront amenity, might have resulted in the appearance of a unified front, it’s clear that there are different agendas regarding the $1 million in SPLOST funds the DDA plans to spend on the project. The money, part of […]

Getting Their Money’s Worth

Getting Their Money’s Worth

Here’s a question: when confirmation that an organization is headed in the right direction comes from a group that organization is paying, does that mean they’re really headed in the right direction, or does it mean they’ve hired smart people who know who’s writing the checks? In the case of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA), […]

Recreational Auditing

Recreational Auditing

Given what happened at the Columbia County Tax Commissioner’s office, you can bet everyone over at the Government Center is paying a lot more attention these days to the audit results that cross their desks. Audits are supposed to be a combination of preventative medicine and deterrence. They can spot a minor problem before it […]