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Augusta Commission breaks protocol and the open meetings law

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In a special called closed-door meeting on May 10, Augusta Commissioners debated for an hour and a half and then came out of the secret session and voted to allocate $62,500 to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office for the purchase of surveillance cameras.

District 10 Commissioner John Clarke, wh...

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13 COMMENTS

    • None..they routinely do not follow the law..just ask TAP how many FOI requests they have had to get through the courts..also? The attorney tells them what they want to hear instead of telling them to follow the law!

  1. Not surprised with John Clarke’s actions. He should have known better or just doesn’t care. This should educate the voters in District 10 of his lack of knowledge as a sitting Commissioner for three years plus. This is also a fine example of his back room dealings he has become comfortable with in the past three years. Also getting tired of seeing John Clarke in front any news cameras available telling everyone how great he is while talking in circles. Augusta deserves better leaders. Vote John Clarke OUT OF Office in Super District 10. We need a work horse not a show pony.

  2. Sometimes you have to be a squeaky wheel to get the grease. I just submitted a complaint about his honor and the commission at https://law.georgia.gov/key-issues/open-government/open-government-complaint. I cited his illegal credit card, bypassing procurement rules, and multiple old and current related FOIA requests that were delayed, stymied, and dismissed. I also cited the May 10th illegal closed meeting held by the commission to discuss and approve more cameras for the sheriff. If enough people file complaints, perhaps the folks in the GA AG’s office cannot ignore these issues. I also am researching if Davis has immunity against a civil suit to claim his actions harmed Augusta’s citizens.

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