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Augusta Commission members love to travel at taxpayers' expense

...from behind closed doors after Jackson proposed hiring an EEO/minority business director, since that's what the consolidation law calls for and that position has never been filled. Suspecting some ulterior motive (of which there certainly must...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2013-07-20/augusta-commiss
Are you qualified to work at waterworks?

...WEEK: Mayor Deke Copenhaver said Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens expects to issue an opinion on the city's consolidation law, or charter, by the end of this week. The opinion will be advisory only, but if it coincides with the one the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2011-03-26/are-you-qualifi
City Ink | Government | Metro | City Ink
City Ink: Surprises keep politics interesting

...we thought controversy over whether the city's personnel policy and procedures manual violates provisions in the consolidation law was a dead horse, Commissioner Bill Lockett wants to exhume it.Lockett has placed an item on Monday's Administrative...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2011-12-10/city-ink-surpri
Bill that shifts election date leads to political squabbling

...clarify it so that it applied to all consolidated governments." THE BACK STORY: When approved in 1995 Augusta's consolidation law stated that commission elections would be held in November in odd-numbered years."About eight years ago, the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2012-02-25/bill-shifts-ele
Across the area

...winds from earlier this week. Commission to review consolidation law Augusta commissioners went to the USC Aiken campus...to set goals for the city and agreed to review the consolidation law and recommend improvements. Mayor Deke Copenhaver...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/02/29/met_189150.shtml
Metro | Aiken County Crime | Deke Copenhaver | Augusta State University | Augusta-Richmond County Commission | Richmond County Crime | Coliseum Authority
Commission takes 'no action'

...mistake about the year. Mr. Brigham said Mr. Williams has lectured his colleagues many times on following the consolidation law, and the law calls for the election of a mayor pro tem every year. Mr. Williams said holding the election now...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/20/met_109231.shtml
Metro | Deke Copenhaver | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Legal counsel stirs debate

...Commissioners Johnny Hatney and Andy Cheek say they want a department that is exclusively in-house because the city's consolidation law mandates it, but the author of that provision says the intent was never to eliminate the county attorney, and some...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/12/08/met_107628.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission
Challenger presents Few residency papers

...06. One affidavit says he a resident of Richmond County, and it's dated August of '06." Under Augusta's consolidation law, a candidate for mayor must have lived in Richmond County for one year before the election. And Georgia law states...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/09/09/met_95985.shtml
Metro
Not this again

...before a fresh residency issue surfaced elsewhere - this time for mayoral candidate Ronnie Few. Under Augusta's consolidation law, candidates must live in Richmond County for at least one year before the election date. So where did Few legally...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/09/06/edi_95454.shtml
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Across the area

...Plunkett Hamilton & Boudreaux to do the bulk of the legal work. The city also has one in-house attorney. The 1995 consolidation law called for an in-house legal department but did not specify that the city could not have outside counsel. Police...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/17/met_85696.shtml
Metro | Augusta-Richmond County Commission