Is Willie Mays the only Augusta commissioner willing to speak out about the pending land purchase of the block of property existing between Ninth, Tenth, Spruce Street and Laney Walker?
Here is a classic situation for leadership by the commissioners representing these people whose property is due to be demolished.
This "land purchase" deal has the potential to become heated and controversial. Let's not forget that these property owners have lived in, contributed to, and paid their dues in this community and the notion that they may not receive total compensation and satisfaction is unacceptable. I say to the voters in Augusta: Remember that true leadership is determined when the "going gets tough." And if this is an indication of our district leadership, especially on tough issues, then let your feet do the walking in November 1997 -- and let your vote do the talking.
Brian Green, Augusta