Augusta Commission

The Tale of the Two Lame Ducks

The Tale of the Two Lame Ducks

While a lot of attention is being paid to the end of Mayor Deke Copenhaver’s tenure, there are two other lame ducks in the Marble Palace that have definitely left their mark on the Garden City. Augusta Commissioner Alvin Mason and Mayor Pro Tem Corey Johnson will have completed their terms at the end of […]

Davis’ request renews the charter debate

Davis’ request renews the charter debate

When Mayor-elect Hardie Davis went before the Augusta Commission this week requesting to more than double next year’s budget for the mayor’s office, he immediately began taking some heat. Increasing the mayor’s proposed 2015 budget from $305,700 to more than $600,000 raised several eyebrows on the commission, especially considering the city is facing a major […]

Tensions rise over Augusta’s disparity study

Tensions rise over Augusta’s disparity study

Here we go again. For more than five years, the Augusta Commission has debated the results of a $580,000 study of race and gender disparities that was released back in 2009. This disparity study discovered that, while 35 percent of the Augusta market was made up of women- and minority-owned businesses, these businesses received less than […]