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Don't be out of touch

...not understand why they were voted into office.That vote on improving downtown Augusta was put together by the white commissioners, and they knew that the blacks would not go along, so they found a way by playing with words to get the votes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-11-10/dont-be-out-touch
Commissioners discuss decorum

...Commissioner Matt Aitken's tendency to vote predictably with his white colleagues, after Fennoy voted with several white commissioners to hire Mc Donald Transit to run the city bus service."It's very difficult when you say 'do as I say not...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2013-08-26/commissioners-discuss-de
Former commissioner, former solicitor vie for Super District 9 commission seat

...he said. "If it was six blacks, it would be wrong."He said the commission is imbalanced now with five white commissioners and a white/Asian commissioner, making the four-member black minority powerless.Williams might be best remembered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2012-09-30/former-commiss
Aitken, Fennoy headed to runoff for District 1 commission

...Aitken and Bill Fennoy are headed into a Dec. 4 runoff for the District 1 commission seat.Aitken, the first white commissioner to represent the majority-black District 1, received 3,310 votes, or 39.74 percent, to Fennoy's 2,491...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2012-11
Quit the deadlock

...bad idea. Those numbers cause deadlock and distrust. The whites are on guard and the blacks do not trust the white commissioners.So nothing gets done ? and Columbia County and North Augusta are loving it. All they have to do is improve the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-02-09/quit-deadlock
Turnout key in District 1 Augusta Commission race

...its interests are ignored as the "gang of six" white commissioners pass actions without consulting their black colleagues...has been accused by Lockett of seeking the six white commissioners' support while ignoring the black commissioners...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2012-09-21/turnout-key-di
Re-elect Matt Aitken

...post-consolidation era have enjoyed such widespread support across racial lines as Aitken has. Indeed, he is the first white commissioner elected to the majority-black district.District 1 encompasses the bulk of downtown, with Harrisburg, Sand...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2012-12-03/re-elect-matt-aitken
City Ink: Impasse over naming of public building seemily averted

...last meeting but probably won't be unless a motion to fire both is made by a black commissioner.A majority of white commissioners, dissatisfied with Sams, don't trust their black colleagues to actually vote to fire her or not to hire her...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2012-12-08/city-ink-impass
Back into the rough

...splitting votes by race Tuesday and grinding progress to a screeching halt. Black commissioners opposed, and white commissioners supported, having a professional company run the city golf course.Their loggerheads caused the management company...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2013-02-08/back-rough
U.S. judge releases Augusta district map

...school board and legislature.The district, which became majority-black in the early 2000s, has elected a white commissioner and school board member since consolidation.Hall's map, which was awaited by parties on both sides of a federal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/2012-06-05/us-judge-relea