Quit the deadlock

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I am thoroughly convinced that the Augusta Commission, with its five black members and five white members, is a bad idea. Those numbers cause deadlock and distrust. The whites are on guard and the blacks do not trust the white commissioners.

So nothing gets done – and Columbia County and North Augusta are loving it. All they have to do is improve the lives of their people, and it creates a better community and living environment for their residents.

My point is, Augusta commissioners are too busy infighting and making unintelligent decisions. So what is the answer? It’s simple. Take off the gloves and start making decisions that will make an impact and cause changes to take place, and pay more attention to the needs of the people who voted them into office.

I appeal to commissioners: Please look at the big picture. Columbia County and North Augusta are making great strides, and Augusta isn’t moving at all. Please get your heads out of the sand and work together.

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Techfan
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Techfan 02/10/13 - 07:38 am
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For instance, North Augusta

For instance, North Augusta taxpayers may get saddled with the baseball stadium instead of Augusta.

Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 02/10/13 - 10:19 am
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Gridlock is good...

...considering the past decisions of the Augusta Commission, I'd say the less they do the better...

dichotomy
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dichotomy 02/10/13 - 12:39 pm
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Hey, Williams, Mason, and

Hey, Williams, Mason, and Lockett are having too much "payback" fun.

When you have no ideas of your own the only way to get attention is to oppose the other guy's idea.

One thing is for sure. There is an obvious difference in what's happening in Columbia County and North Augusta as opposed to what we get here in the "City" of Augusta. Now y'all go contract for one of those $500,000 studies and get back to me with the reason. I suspect I already know the answer.

JRC2024
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JRC2024 02/11/13 - 12:16 am
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The commission needs to be

The commission needs to be made up of business people that can make business decisions based on the facts and what is better for Augusta. Tech, while I may not agree with all the liberal ideas you have I do on the one about the stadium. It is my understanding from several people that live in North Augusta that the people do not want it because of the cost.

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