Wanted: a servant leader

...squanders resources and foments public distrust.Open meetings and open records laws exist for a reason. As the Georgia Municipal Association says in the 10th edition of Government in the Sunshine, they are "a reminder that government is created...

DDA approves low-interest loan for Broad Street redevelopment

...the property owner.The Georgia Cities Foundation, established in 1999 as a non-profit subsidiary of the Georgia Municipal Association, offers loans at a 3 percent interest rate and will fund up to 40 percent of the cost for projects that spur...

Getting Augusta more goats might be the easy part

...Boyles might consider it, because he's the most qualified, he said, having received certification from the Georgia Municipal Association and the Association County Commissioners of Georgia."And I got along with Marion," he said, referring...

Worth every penny

...purely charitable purposes."The SPLOST allocations to cultural agencies are "purely charitable."The Georgia Municipal Association seems to agree. An August 2012 Legal Report from the GMA spells out precisely the types of projects you...

Kirby: Residents fill in the gaps of Augusta's old neighborhoods

...include: Foxes Bottom, Goat Hollow, Gold Dust and Thank God Alley.We should have company, too.The Georgia Municipal Association said it will monitor our future explorations ? both in video and print ? of Augusta's old neighborhoods...

Gun carry rights expanded in Georgia under new law

...moves Georgia out of the mainstream."The Georgia Municipal Association also was among those raising concerns, sending...Beth English. English, president of the Georgia Municipal Association, said she supports gun rights and has a carry...

Ga. GOP Senate hopefuls trumpet differences

...the matters that tie Congress in knots.But six of the GOP hopefuls used a Monday forum sponsored by the Georgia Municipal Association to insist that their differences matter, even if it's not obvious when they talk about President Obama's...

Augusta commissioners travel often at taxpayer expense

...double-dipping.". The group attends both state and national events for cities, including events held by Georgia Municipal Association and National League of Cities, and events for counties, including those held by the Association County Commissioners...

Grady Smith's 'yes' vote on sheriff, solicitor raises upsets some

...censure and said the violations should be investigated by an ethics committee of an outside agency, such as the Georgia Municipal Association."As far as censure by the commission, that don't do anything," Williams said. "I think we should...

Augusta delegation hasn't heard from city about raises

...a few days. Howard said there is plenty of time to act next week.He said he sought information from the Georgia Municipal Association about salaries paid to similar officials in other large counties.