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Augusta's engineering director defends need for stormwater fee

...say the fee is not needed."Now is not the time for the Augusta Commission to consider implementing a new fee," Sonny Pittman, the group's president, said at a morning news conference."Liberal tax and spenders" on the commission opt...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-10/augustas-engineering-dir
City Ink: Talk of roids is all the rage in Augusta

...predictably fired up over the looming new tax.In an e-mail about the next West Augusta Alliance meeting, president Sonny Pittman slammed both the rain tax and the next SPLOST proposal."It will be tough to top our last WAA meeting; where the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-11-01/city-ink-talk-roids-all-rage-
West Augusta group speaking out against stormwater utility fee

...a Monday news conference."It comes on the heels of a 22 percent tax increase," said the group's president, Sonny Pittman. "But rather than just slam the commission, one of the directors said, 'let's give them what we could go along...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-11-07/west-augusta-group-speak
'Hap' Harris named interim Augusta commissioner

...commissioner Joe Jackson's term with little fanfare, the District 7 appointment has drawn much criticism and concern.Sonny Pittman, president of the West Augusta Alliance, a neighborhood group that demanded two public hearings with District 7 candidates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-29/hap-harris-named-interim
West Augusta group demands hearing on commissioner appointment

...administrator candidate Janice Allen Jackson, or a vote to impose an excise tax on manufacturers.Alliance President Sonny Pittman, who at one point sought the appointment himself, said Monday whoever gets the temporary appointment should be committed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-22/west-augusta-group-deman
Commissioner Donnie Smith resigns

...District 7 school board member Kenny Echols, who lost a 2012 commission bid to Smith; Planning Commission Vice Chairman Sonny Pittman, who spoke out Saturday against Smith resigning; retired human resources manager Tim Martin; and former Repub lican...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-08/commissioner-donnie-smit
Olens: Closed-door talk on interim commission appointment violates law

...I caution the commission to discuss and make the appointment in full view of the public," said alliance President Sonny Pittman, who initially sought the appointment to replace Commissioner Donnie Smith. Smith resigned after a Georgia State...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-28/olens-closed-door-talk-i
Commissioners likely to move ahead on District 7 appointment despite neighborhood group's complaints

...potential appointees and let west Augusta residents specify who they want as interim commissioner.Alliance president Sonny Pittman did not return a call or e-mail seeking comment Thursday.The commission is required to fill the seat until the next...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2014-09-25/commissioners-likely-mov
Don't delay appointment

...put it on the agenda, and District 5 Commissioner Bill Lockett would not let it be added.In 2005, Roy Rearden, Sonny Pittman and I all asked to be appointed to an unexpired term. The commission, in its wisdom, decided to appoint Mr. Rearden...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-09-26/dont-delay-appointment
Please be seated

...neighborhood group gave commissioners an earful Monday about the brewing political undercurrent. Alliance President Sonny Pittman called for a public hearing on all contenders for the District 7 seat before the full commission. He submitted a letter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-09-23/please-be-seated