Refine Search

  •  
  •  
Issues that drew me into state House election already are being addressed

...22-percent increase in property taxes; and an unpopular stormwater utility fee.And, yes, the poor image of Augusta's government reflects on neighboring Columbia County.The local government is unwilling to assemble the supermajority required...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-09-26/issues-drew-me-s
Stay put or move forward?

...last time you caught yourself thinking, "Wow, Augusta's government is running so smoothly. How can we keep this sterling track record going?"Augusta's government ? with its divisions and difficulties ? hasn't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-04-13/stay-put-or-move-forw
Keep it simple

...the bull by the horns. And as we've seen with Augusta's government structure, when everybody's in charge, nobody's...strangled in red tape.Some have said that if Augusta's government was a business, it would go out of business in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-01-26/keep-it-simple
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
Rants & Raves

...water and in June they spent $1,888.48 with Coca-Cola for that privilege. Lots of interesting reading on Augusta's government Web site. THE WINNER OF Sunday's tournament in Ohio was on Page 3 of the sports page in Monday's paper...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-20/rants-raves
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