Augusta commissioners choose June 16 as SPLOST vote date

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 3:50 PM
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Augusta city commissioners decided today in a 6-2 vote to go with a June 16 voting date for the next round of special puropose penny sales tax collections.

Commissioners Jerry Brigham and Joe Bowles opposed the date. Two other commissioners Alvin Mason and Don Grantham were not present when the vote was taken.

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Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 01/15/09 - 05:02 pm
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All but Bowles & Brigham are

All but Bowles & Brigham are bone heads.

creolechick
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creolechick 01/15/09 - 05:11 pm
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It seems that Joe Bowles is

It seems that Joe Bowles is the only commissioner I ever agree with. All the other commissioners seem to love to waste taxpayers money. Why do people keep voting for these idiots?

avoter
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avoter 01/15/09 - 05:29 pm
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Bowles and Brigham only

Bowles and Brigham only opposed the date it does not say they oppose the tax

creolechick
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creolechick 01/15/09 - 05:31 pm
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But just having the special

But just having the special election will cost the county $80,000 - $85,000. That's just stupid when it could have waited til Nov.

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paulwheeler 01/15/09 - 09:10 pm
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OK, so many people are just

OK, so many people are just trying to get by day to day and stay employed, and we're supposed to vote on another SPLOST?
Regardless of who doesn't like a particualr date, what is the purpose of a SPLOST at this point in time? Is it to balance the Richmond County budget? We don't really need to spend any more taxpayer money, regardless of how that money is raised, until we have a resolution to that issue. Columbia County is so rich, they can do road projects without the state! Why can't we?

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pointstoponder 01/15/09 - 10:35 pm
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Columbia County has higher

Columbia County has higher taxes and doesn't have to pay for as many social programs or transit. Sales tax actually raises revenue from visitors as opposed to property taxes.

joebowles
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joebowles 01/15/09 - 10:58 pm
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We like to say that 30% of

We like to say that 30% of the revenue comes from outside the county. Lets look at it this way: 70% a year or $25 Million comes from Augusta taxpayers.

sprintman
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sprintman 01/15/09 - 11:46 pm
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Jerry brigham is the worst of

Jerry brigham is the worst of them all. He is against any out of the box thinking in Augusta.

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sprintman 01/15/09 - 11:47 pm
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lol paul wheeler does

lol paul wheeler does richmond county really need any more road projects right now. The I-20/520 is more than enough road work. Well maybe on the southside

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SandyK2005 01/16/09 - 04:32 am
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"That's just stupid when it

"That's just stupid when it could have waited til Nov." ----- What's stupid is wanting us to face what Japan has for 2 decades -- that dreaded "double dipped" recession, spiraling down to deflation. Once there, recovery takes decades, as consumers no longer trust the Fed. And by their antics of late, it's coming to that point!

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