Augusta-Richmond County Commission

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Draft budget includes stormwater fee revenue

Some outside agencies were denied funds, while most city departments are required to maintain 2014 budget levels in the draft 2015 budget.
By Susan McCord | Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Commission delays new animal ordinances

The Augusta Commission voted 9-0 to send the package back to the public safety committee and to form a committee of dog owners to provide feedback and suggestions.  
By Tracey McManus | Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014

Interim administrator to present balanced budget proposal

A big test of interim City Administrator Tameka Allen's tenure culminates Tuesday in her presentation of a 2015 city budget proposal.
By Susan McCord | Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Court probation deal before city panel

Augusta commissioners are to vote Tuesday on extending a contract with the private probation company that is ground zero for a legal battle over private, for-profit probation companies.
By Sandy Hodson and Susan McCord | Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Parking, probation proposals advance

A downtown parking meter program and a private probation company under review by the Georgia Supreme Court got the go-ahead from an Augusta Commission committee.
By Susan McCord | Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

Public safety committee approves changes to Augusta's animal ordinances

Animal Services Director Sharon Broady said her department acknowledges some pet owners may experience added expenses for spaying, neutering and licensing.
Monday, Oct. 13, 2014

State judge pitching Sentinel renewal to Commission

While civil suits against the private probation firm are pending before the Georgia Supreme Court, State Court Judge Richard Slaby returns to an Augusta Commission committee Monday to seek renewal ...
By Susan McCord | Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

City Ink: Officials threaten to repeat history

The landfill and utility money would fund a budget increase for the sheriff's office, and who could be against raises for deputies? If only it would end there. But it wouldn't.
By Sylvia Cooper | Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014

Franchise fee increase debated

A proposal by Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree to raise the franchise fee Augusta charges city-owned utilities drew considerable discussion at a Friday budget retreat for Augusta ...
By Susan McCord | Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

Animal services board members resign

Five of the 10 Augusta Animal Services advisory board members resigned in the last two days after months of frustration over a high euthanasia rate and what they call the shelter director?s lack ...
By Tracey McManus | Friday, Oct. 10, 2014

City looks to water, garbage revenue for RCSO salaries

Commissioners venture into uncharted territory as they consider increasing the franchise fee charged against water, sewer and garbage revenue to fund some $1.6 million in pay increases at the ...
By Susan McCord | Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

Animal shelter director nixes adoption coordinator

The first time the issue went before the commission, Sharon Broady said she was withdrawing the request because she restructured her current staff's duties and pay instead.
By Tracey McManus | Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Energy tax vote likely to fail

Augusta manufacturers appear headed for a victory over plans to tax them for the energy, as support has waned among commissioners scheduled to vote on the tax.
By Susan McCord | Monday, Oct. 6, 2014

New tax worries manufacturers

A proposed energy excise tax on Augusta manufacturers has executives at two local plants worried the tarrif could hinder each site from landing major projects.
By Jenna Martin | Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Augusta Animal Services policy changes deferred

The Augusta Commission's public safety committee on Monday deferred four policy changes for Augusta Animal Services to be decided by the full commission Oct. 7.
By Tracey McManus | Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

'Hap' Harris named interim Augusta commissioner

With no public discussion, Super District 10 Commissioner Grady Smith garnered seven votes Monday for his pick, Louis "Hap" Harris, as interim replacement for resigned District 7 commissioner ...
By Susan McCord | Monday, Sept. 29, 2014

Olens: Closed-door talk on commission appointment violates law

Taking a discussion about who the Augusta Commission should appoint to replace a resigned commissioner behind closed doors would violate state law, although it wouldn't be the first time.
By Susan McCord | Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014

Davis plans to 'raise the bar' for government

With three months left until he takes office, Augusta Mayor-elect Hardie Davis spoke of plans to "raise the bar" for local government and its elected officials in an interview with The Augusta ...
By Susan McCord | Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Neighborhood group likely won't get vetting session

Members of a west Augusta neighborhood group likely won't be allowed to publicly vet candidates for an Augusta Commission appointment after all.
By Susan McCord | Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

Group demands hearing on commissioner appointment

City leaders appeared to warm to a request Monday by the West Augusta Alliance to hold one or more public hearings before appointing an interim District 7 commissioner to serve until Donnie ...
By Susan McCord | Monday, Sept. 22, 2014

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