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Raises part of Augusta administrator's budget proposal

...would "submit the same budget that we operated within in 2015."Departments funded less in the new year include the city law department, the Richmond Coun ty marshal, Richmond Coun ty Cor rectional Institute and the rec reation, parks and facilities...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-11-09/raises-part-augusta-admi
Records show no correspondence with contributors to Mayor Hardie Davis' plagiarized column

...mayor might use a private e-mail address to conduct city business.A response to the open records request from the city law department included just 18 e-mails filtered from city e-mail servers, half of the documents were news digests or...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-09-27/records-show-no-correspo
Augusta commissioners settle with former deputy coroner for $200,000 in labor-related, whistleblower lawsuit

...counsel Jim Ellington, who he said handled all details of the case.McDonald's suit also claimed he was billed by the city law office $1,438.80 for an open records request related to his claims, including his desire for overtime pay. Despite...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-08/augusta-commissioners-se
Augusta animal ordinance still being reviewed

Augusta-Richmond County's long-debated animal ordinance package is under review by the city law department, but there is no timeline for when it could go to the Augusta Commission for a vote. Ordinance subcommittee chairman...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-02/augusta-animal-ordinance
Mayor, administrator disagree over working relationship, hierarchy

...said the mayor. "We're six months into this conversation and I've given direction before on a number of items."City laws aren't entirely clear on who works for whom. General Counsel Andrew MacKenzie said he'd need authorization from his...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-17/mayor-administrator-disa
Rants & Raves

...when they see me. I tell them they should be ashamed of themselves and they will not get a penny. I tell them of the city laws against panhandling and ask them if they are ready for three hots and a cot under guard.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-05-28/rants-raves
Spending in Hyde Park relocation project not adding up

...additional invoices that might have been overlooked in the initial search of Housing and Community Development records, the city law department provided about 20 additional invoices. The total amount in the invoices provided to the newspaper falls far...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-28/spending-hyde-park-reloc
Committee to study waiving Augusta commissioners' conflicts of interest

...continued. "I wasn't lucky enough to be on the government payroll all these years."The revision, prepared by the city law department, would also do more than allow the commission to waive commissioner conflicts for subcontract work.It would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-04/committee-study-waiving-
Augusta Commission votes to resume municipal building construction

...renovations on the eighth and ninth floors at Augusta Municipal Building for six weeks while they considered moving the city law department to the ninth, Augusta Commission members voted Tuesday to resume construction without additional changes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-07-16/augusta-commission-votes
Clerk to move to law department space

Augusta's clerk of commission will relocate to offices custom designed for the city law department, in a move approved by commissioners at a called Monday meeting.The 8-2 vote, with commissioners Donnie Smith...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-06-09/clerk-move-law-departmen