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Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce questions proposed stormwater rate at the table before being subjected to the third-highest stormwater fee in Georgia, according to Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce President Sue Parr.Commenting on the city's stormwater fee proposal at a Thursday budget workshop, Parr...
Augusta Regional Collaboration's delay could leave music academy without home, says co-founder

Augusta Regional Collaboration's delay in reopening the former metro Chamber of Commerce building on Broad Street is leaving the J.B. Academy of Musik Pupils without a home again, according to Deanna Brown-Thomas.
Augusta manufacturers likely to avoid paying energy tax

Augusta manufacturers appear headed for a victory over plans to tax them for the energy, as support has waned among commissioners scheduled to vote on the tax.
Manufacturers worry about proposed excise tax implications

A proposed energy excise tax on Augusta manufacturers has executives at two local plants worried the tarrif could hinder each site from landing major projects.
Commissioners debating pros, cons of excise tax as vote nears

...creating the excise tax goes for final approval by the commission, at a meeting headlined by speakers from the Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce and a newsprint manufacturer, which are both opposed to the tax.About 52 Georgia counties had decided...
Unanimous commission vote defeats excise tax proposal

Augusta commissioners nixed plans to impose an energy excise tax, vowing to find an alternative source for $1.2 million to increase deputy pay.
Parking meters are only the start of revenue possibilities for downtown Augusta

In a surprise move, the Down­town Development Au­thority and Executive Di­rector Margaret Woodard have renewed their push for parking meters on Broad Street. Just kidding about it being a surprise.
Discussion on city finances must move to the next level

What certainly can detract from a positive trajectory is the uncertainty of the financial condition of Augusta-Richmond County.
Mayor breaks tie to raise property taxes

...creating the exemption provided the excise tax as a way for local governments to replace it.Fennoy, Mason, Lockett, Hasan and Williams favored starting the process, which has seen opposition from the Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce.
Augusta Regional Collaboration Project hits snag over restroom renovation

The Augusta Regional Collaborative Project hit a roadblock this week when a city inspector declared the Metro Augusta Chamber of Commerce building unfit for occupancy until a first-floor restroom is installed.