Elected officials, especially our Augusta commissioners, must not only sign and agree to the Code of Conduct, but they should actually live by it, at least when they are in public.
Must they constantly be reminded that the betterment of all of Augusta and Richmond County is their responsibility? They are responsible for setting our great city on a path of growth, improvement and prosperity. They can do this only if they are willing to act like responsible adults, with honesty and integrity; look at the big picture; and find creative ways to move us forward.
If they do not want to do this, they should step down and be replaced with business-minded people who can help Augusta achieve a brighter future.