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Wanted: a servant leader

...prospective city manager is the qualities of a servant leader.That's because the best candidate to oversee a consolidated city-county government operation with $950 million in assets and 2,700 employees is one who understands the public is the real...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-07-17/wanted-servant-leader
Staffing numbers don't bear out charges of bloat in city government

...resemble Augusta in size of government.In Columbus, where the population slightly exceeds Augusta's, the consolidated city-county government has 2,580 full-time employees, according to published data. Its tax rate is 16.93 mills.In Macon...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-08-15/staffing-numbers-dont-be
Augusta gets recognition from National Association of Counties

...soluble products plant, expected to create 140 jobs.Other details included in the report, which calls the consolidated city-county government "efficiency in action," tout the city's ongoing execution of a "thorough downtown development and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-12-11/augusta-gets-recognition
Command decision

It spends over $300 million ? more than twice the general fund of the consolidated city-county government. It transports, feeds, nurses, monitors, polices, disciplines and educates over 31,000 of our young. It spends more time...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2012-04-19/command-decision
Pulling together

...all involved that the 10-member body can't even agree on where it meets. The charter that formed the consolidated city-county government back in the 1990s mandates that the commission meet "at the courthouse." Trouble is, Augusta just built...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2011-05-05/pulling-together
Editorials
Stop the financial nosedives

...would run the schools for about two weeks. The Augusta Commission has been knowingly spending down the consolidated city-county government's reserves for several years now - and the current budget is in the red by nearly $5 million. The reserve...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/08/edi_84515.shtml
Editorials | Deke Copenhaver | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Land purchase approved

...according to city records. The lot purchases in 1992 and 1994 by Augusta city officials and in 1996 by the consolidated city-county government -- with state grant money -- were the subject of a 1997 state investigation by the Georgia Bureau of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/09/14/met_270198.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Parse out the parking issue

...must be part of the mix, and the current system is a joke: Because there is no municipal court in the consolidated city-county government, and therefore no means of appealing tickets, the fines are unenforceable -- and unenforced.But to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2010-10-02/parse-out-parking-iss
Editorials
Panel members clash over festival's future

...Naylor resigned in June 2005. Brad Owens is a member of this, too. - Augusta Commission: The elected consolidated city-county government that's in the news a lot. - The Greater Augusta Arts Council: The organizers of the successful Arts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/10/12/met_100167.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission | Richmond County Crime
Petitioner clarifies intent

...Mayor Deke Copenhaver from voting to break the ties. Mr. Merry and Mr. Neal say the law creating the consolidated city-county government does not give any commissioners or the mayor pro tem the right to abstain from voting but does mandate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/01/27/met_49868.shtml
Metro | Deke Copenhaver