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Is racism the problem in Augusta's government? No -- it's everything but

Government discourse has gotten way too contentious - and personal.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-07-20/racism-problem-a
Augusta Commission searches for consensus on candidates for city administrator

...said he's "been in this business a long time" and recognized he will come in not knowing everything about how Augusta's government works."I've got the skills to move up the learning curve fast," he said. "That's how I would approach...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-19/augusta-commission-searc
Make your vote count

...that voting is one of the most empowering acts they can perform as citizens.Your ballot can help decide whether Augusta's government can use a 1-cent special purpose local option sales tax to fund nearly $200 million in local improvements...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-05-19/make-your-vote-count
Augusta rainy-day funds diminish

...fund until the annual report is completed, six months after the fiscal year ends.The average cost to operate Augusta's government is about $392,000 a day.The general fund is used to cover most ordinary government operations, from recreation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-03-22/augusta-rainy-day-funds-
Augusta mayoral candidate Helen Blocker-Adams says she'll bring different dynamic to office

...recent forum you said that residents wouldn't oppose a tax increase if the government was honest. In what way is Augusta's government not honest?A: I think that our county commissioners aren't giving the public all of the information about...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2014-04-21/augusta-mayora
Russell will announce run for mayor soon, campaign chairman says

...coming ? the Cyber Command, and all the schools."A former Richmond, Va., po lice chief, Russell joined Augusta's government in 2002 as a deputy city administrator. He was promoted to administrator in 2004 and held the job for nearly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-28/russell-will-announce-ru
Deputy Administrator Tameka Allen named interim administrator

Deputy Administrator Tameka Allen is now officially in charge of Augusta's government.The Keysville native, a city employee since 1992, was named unanimously Tuesday to the top position of interim city administrator...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-01-07/deputy-administrator-tam
The bigger problem

...could have kept him in his job.But exactly who, at this point, would want that job? Ten commissioners in Augusta's government means the city administrator has 10 bosses ? 11 if you count the mayor. Who would willingly take on that nightmare...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-12-10/editorial-bigger-prob
City services won't answer

Many people compare Augusta's city government to North Augusta's government. with North Augusta sounding so much better. Try to call a number in that monstrosity that houses North Augusta city services...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-04-07/city-services-wont-answe
Panel to vote on restructuring

...review their legality at the insistence of Lockett, who thinks they might result in a change in the structure of Augusta's government and require a change in the consolidation bill that set up Augusta government in the 1990s.They are just two...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2011-01-31/panel-vote-restructuring
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