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Commission finalizes tax package in busy week

...attend a news conference and receive a $25,000 donation to install emergency call boxes downtown. Commissioner Marion Williams' economic development subcommittee met again to talk about his plan to turn downtown Augusta into James Brown City...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-08-22/commission-fina
Tax referendum failure will delay projects, officials say

...week to fund with the city's seventh levy of a 1 percent special purpose local option sales tax, and Commissioner Marion Williams said he'll campaign against it.A local committee has formed to oppose the tax, calling it "one tax over the line...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-08-22/tax-referendum-failure-w
Augusta officials pan offer from pipeline firm

...oil spills and other spills that really negatively impact our quality of life, our water source."Commissioner Marion Williams said the boxes were unnecessary because most people now carry cell phones."Give me something I can use," Williams...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-08-19/augusta-officials-pan-of
Commission OKs SPLOST package

...Tuesday, ending weeks of negotiations.The move left some commissioners crying foul, however, with Commissioner Marion Williams saying he'll now oppose the package going before voters Nov. 3."I'm coming out against it," Williams said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-08-18/commission-oks-splost-pa
Plans move forward to upgrade area around James Brown statue

...people are going to be excited about what's about to happen around the James Brown statue," said Commissioner Marion Williams, chairman of the subcommittee. "We're going to be better off from it."The drawings showed a variety of options...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-08-21/plans-move-forward-upgra
Just 'no thanks'

...for the Houston-based company's 370-mile project? Kinder Morgan might think so.And how about Commissioner Marion Williams? After complaining about how cell phones made such a gift unnecessary, he sounded like a horse-trader getting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-08-21/just-no-thanks
You'll pay for this

...2014 show he racked up more than 20 trips and nearly $10,000 in expenses.He, with commissioners Bill Fennoy, Marion Williams and Alvin Mason, dipped into former City Administrator Fred Russell's travel account last year to go to events...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2015-08-18/youll-pay
Augusta Commission's travel budget tapped out

...If we're out of money, I don't think we can go on any more (trips) this year then," said Commissioner Marion Williams, who attended two in-state conferences and national conventions in Charlotte, N.C., and Washington, D.C...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-08-15/augusta-commissions-trav
Commissioners push for more public safety, other changes in SPLOST package

...have to be reduced," Frantom said, to "make sure economic development is part of this package."Commissioner Marion Williams said the package was still missing an attraction "for the average citizen" to support, such as an aquarium.Williams...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-08-11/commissioners-push-more-
Some SPLOST projects make cut, some don't

...respond to requests for comment about Jackson's revised proposal or said they hadn't reviewed it. Commissioner Marion Williams said he hoped to see "something that excites the people" on the list or risk losing SPLOST 7 again at the polls.For...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-08-10/some-splost-projects-mak