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Augusta Commission votes down city-wide audit again



At the first meeting of 2022, the Augusta Commission handled some new business by a consent vote and then returned to business that has been brewing for the last year: whether to allow for a total financial audit of the city’s finances.

For the third time, the Commission voted the measure down.

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  1. Certain members of government will never allow this…there should have been a GBI investigation over the refusal to produce credit cards receipts, the circumventing of the procurement department for expenditures in excess of 5000 dollars, the fact that state law was broken concerning credit card use (I might remind the mayor and commission members that ignorance of the law is not a viable defense for breaking it) and of course the regency mall fiasco..but nothing will be done, the same ???? will keep running and uninformed voters will keep electing them. Just look at the next upcoming election at the candidates that keep running for any office they can..they are t doing it because they love the city. One has even been accused of money mismanagement in another organization. I bet people still vote for that person tho…it’s pathetic..at least Sylvia and Scott keep digging…

  2. The people of Richmond County want and need this audit in order to trust our elected commissioners .
    Those commissioners that vote against the audit need to be remembered and remove in the next
    election as well as the sitting mayor . Their vote against is an admission of guilt . Don’t think the voters
    ( young and older ) don’t know who is responsible for the joke we call our Commission . We also know
    those that vote for the right issues .

  3. Time to go around the commissioner’s. Report to FBI, or an entity of the state that investigates suspected misappropriation of funds within a municipality. This is taxpayers money and with Odie’s plan to give each commissioner and mayor a million dollars to spend (?), an investigation is warranted. (Particularly since Cares money spent is already in question) Thanks to Clarke, Smith and Garrett for voting yes.

  4. As usual, these Commissioners and Mayor know what they have did is wrong and know they are guilty. They are not going to make it easy that’s for sure! Keep digging is all we can say, it will be exposed one day. Just like term limits for all these crooked politicians up there in D.C. and everywhere else, they’ll never vote for term limits. Thank God we have term limits on some.

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