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Millage increase was a sweet decision for Augusta Commission

...they'd have abstained and kept Mayor Deke Co pen haver out of the game.Jackson's resignation also put Commissioner Alvin Mason in a spot from which to launch his next campaign by voting no, not once but twice.So the motion to raise the tax rate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-08-30/millage-increas
City Ink | The Augusta Chronicle

...Blocker-Adams. Saturday, May 10, 2014 Mayoral candidates state Sen. Hardie Davis and Augusta Commission member Alvin Mason continued their war of words over the next round of the special purpose local option sales tax at a forum last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink
Sylvia Cooper | The Augusta Chronicle

...Blocker-Adams. Saturday, May 10, 2014 Mayoral candidates state Sen. Hardie Davis and Augusta Commission member Alvin Mason continued their war of words over the next round of the special purpose local option sales tax at a forum last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/authors/sylvia-cooper
Mayor breaks tie to raise property taxes

...Corey Johnson in support of the increase. With five commissioners against ? Donnie Smith, Grady Smith, Mary Davis, Alvin Mason and Wayne Guil foyle ? the stage was set for Co penhaver to break the tie.None of the 10 opted to abstain from voting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-25/mayor-breaks-tie-raise-prope
Augusta commissioners to discuss millage rate, vacancy today

...to the Georgia Department of Revenue.Compromise might not come easy. Some commissioners, including District 4's Alvin Mason, vehemently opposed the increase, saying the city should look within its departments to free up additional funds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-08-24/augusta-commissioners-
Commission votes no on property tax increase

...this debt, but how do we stop getting into debt in the first place so that we don't have this issue," Commissioner Alvin Mason said. "That has yet to be addressed appropriately. You can't tax and spend your way out of a deficit."Also on...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-19/commission-votes-no-prop
Army official addresses leaders at private meeting

...repeatedly cautioned that those cuts represent the most extreme circumstances.Augusta Commission members Bill Lockett, Alvin Mason, Marion Williams and Grady Smith said they did not attend the meeting.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-08-19/army-official-addresses-lead
Tax protests, goats making news this week

...employees raises. Referring to himself as ringmaster of the commission circus didn't help his case.Commissioner Alvin Mason was calling for a few good men ? six to be exact ? to fire Russell. But only four answered the call: Mason, Hatney...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-08-16/tax-protests-go
'Get on Up' tickets stir trouble within commission

...he said. "I DON'T WANT NOBODY TO GIVE ME NOTHING. (OPEN THE DOOR AND I'LL GET IT MYSELF)": Commissioners Alvin Mason and Mary Davis said, "I Got a Bag of My Own," and they paid around $200 to attend the film and after-party...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2014-08-09/get-tickets-sti
Augusta Commission stalls bond refinance vote

...would be willing to consider IFS' proposal.Commissioner Bill Lockett, who with Commissioners Marion Williams and Alvin Mason voted against moving forward with the deal Tuesday, said he was concerned about how the process had been handled but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-05/augusta-commission-stall