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Rants & Raves

...crumbling around us. You were given the richest country in the world and you have destroyed it.IF COMMISSIONER Marion Williams is the best we have, we have some problems. He says the reason he can travel is because the money is available...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-02-26/rants-raves
Mayor's power play unites commission against him

...weren't invited to Friday's news conference or two earlier ones."The honeymoon is really over!" Commissioner Marion Williams said. "He's done drawn a line in the sand, and I don't think any commissioner is going to be trusting him...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-02-21/mayors-power-pl
Rain fee needs more public input: commissioners

...Guilfoyle, said the city hadn't provided "a thorough-enough information package" for the public.Commissioner Marion Williams said the commission had yet to discuss or receive information about numerous issues connected to the fee, such as...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-16/rain-fee-needs-more-publ
Do you really have to go?

...I've already bought two Hawaiian shirts, and I'm going to get two more when I get over there," Commissioner Marion Williams boasted at the time.Last year's travel data isn't yet available, but in 2013 commissioners billed taxpayers for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-02-09/do-you-really-have-go
Efforts to regulate Augusta commission members' travel rejected

...10-member body booked 159 hotel nights while attending at least 26 conferences around the country in 2013.Commissioner Marion Williams defended the travel, but said if commissioners' travel required approval, the same OK would be required for the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-02-09/efforts-regulate-augusta-commission
Commissioners' travel expenses can reach outside budget

...separately.The National Association of Counties' annual conference in New Orleans, attended by Mason, Lockett and Marion Williams, cost taxpayers $6,184. The National League of Cities' conference in Austin in November, attended by Lockett...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-14/commissioners-travel-exp
Closed-door personnel matters dominate commission meeting

...attorneys Kenneth Bray, Jody Smither man and Kayla Cooper were sent out from a closed-door session.Commissioner Marion Williams, who has questioned MacKenzie's performance and salary disparities among law office staff, said before the session...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-26/commissioners-discuss-pe
Rants & Raves

...Elected officials are elected by the people and for the people. Citizens need to know what's going on. Maybe Marion Williams could come out to Blythe and teach them how to keep the locals informed of goings-on. At least the media gets it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-01-25/rants-raves
Commission refuses to waive landlord's late payment penalties

...his home county and received the 23 tax bills in the mail.A motion to deny Powell's request from Commissioner Marion Williams was seconded by Commissioner Mary Davis. It passed 8-1, with Commissioner Dennis Williams saying he voted no out...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-21/commission-refuses-waive
Richmond County Development Authority wants extension for jobs news

...Board of Health? Sammie Sias to Augusta Aviation Commission? Wayne Guilfoyle to Greater Augusta Arts Council? Marion Williams to the Planning Commission? Mary Davis to Augusta Richmond County Library Board? Louis "Hap" Harris to Richmond County...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-01-19/richmond-county-developm