City officials obviously have not learned a thing from problems of our past. Downtown Augusta was left devastated in the late 1970s by the moving away of most retail businesses. As a result, the area became a "ghost town" full of empty buildings and failing businesses due to lack of traffic. The downtown area is thriving once again after many years of revitalization projects and a regained interest in the area.
The moving of the government offices to Regency Mall would devastate downtown again and would be more costly than any of the other alternatives. City officials should come to their senses and quit wasting taxpayers' money on feasibility studies when the answer is quite obvious!
Deanna Thurmond, Augusta
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