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The way forward on downtown parking is clear, and twofold

...about downtown are relatively rare.Most attending these hearings are looking for some constructive leadership from local government, the only entity who can make improvements in parking policy and in the improvements to sidewalks, lighting, and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-12-16/way-forward-downtown-par
State court judge urges support to restore 'tolling' on misdemeanor sentences

...collecting court-imposed fines.But the profit-driven companies haven't been without problems, and Sentinel and local government practices prompted a flurry of civil suits alleging the firm ? which operated without a contract in Columbia County...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-15/state-court-judge-urge
Augusta Youth Development Campus | The Augusta Chronicle

...Even before Gov. Nathan Deal signs a comprehensive juvenile-justice bill into law this week in Dalton, state and local governments have begun putting the pieces into place. Don't Miss Databases: Search public records data Things to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/crime/augusta-youth-development-campus
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING The Augusta Richmond County Planning Comm...

...opponent to an application for a rezoning action who has made campaign contributions aggregating $250.00 or more to a local government official within two years of the rezoning application must file a disclosure report with the governing authority...

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Kay Allen denied payment of attorney's fees after complaint agrainst her dismissed

...behalf, and she kept what she was charging them for the service. State law allowed tax commissioners to charge local governments for collecting taxes until a 2007 change prohibited it in counties with more than 50,000 parcels, unless the county...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-11/kay-allen-denied-payment
Freedom's Path veteran housing project approved for funding

...impact of this year's tax credit award includes more than $176 million in local income, over $18.5 million in local government revenue, and nearly 2,700 jobs from construction expenditures."Funding these properties increases the inventory...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-12-08/freedoms-path-veteran-housin
Savannah port expansion bringing jobs, challenges

...economic development for films.The state is also improving its coordination of grants and loans it makes available to local governments for infrastructure needed to attract employers. One type of assistance is financing for housing, noted Gretchen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-09/savannah-port-expansion-br
High court denies Sentinel request for appeal; 13 lawsuits to proceed to trial

...for-profit entity.In its ruling last month, the Supreme Court declined to strike down the state statute allowing local governments to contract with private companies to provide probation services for misdemeanor and local ordinance violation cases...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-12-11/high-court-denies-sent
Middle-schooler C.J. Pearson engaging the political process

...critical of both parties. If you're going to get productivity out of Washington, out of Atlanta, out of your local government, you've got to get critical."He readily criticizes his own party, while "most conservatives now aren't...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-12-03/middle-schooler-cj-pears
Make 'One New Augusta'

...time, nothing has changed and no public discussion has taken place.We can't afford to continue to operate our local government in this manner if we want to be competitive with neighboring counties economically, educationally and in terms of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-11-28/make-one-new-augusta