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Blight ordinance is slow going, commissioners say

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When the Augusta Commission passed the new blight ordinance in June, it was billed as “adding teeth” to the existing ordinance and would finally bring blighted building under control and the owners responsible.

Only, it hasn’t.

According to documents released by the License and Inspection Dep...

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  1. “I believe the intent of the ordinance was to create a set of operating procedures that may be characterized as blighted. This has not been embraced by the staff as of yet,” Garrett said. And whose fault it that? Who is ultimately responsible for managing ARC – hiring/firing, setting policies, developing and implementing procedures? It’s not acceptable to say my subordinates didn’t do as I instructed. Get a staff that will enthusiastically hug your directives and get it done.

    • From what I’ve seen does anyone do what the commission asks? Augusta’s departments are micro managed and department heads seem to take their cue from the Mayor…we do what we want and we come to meetings if we want..Augusta is so dysfunctional it’s a wonder they get anything done at all..

  2. Last year about this time Ms Williams for the Code Division though it a good idea to spend $11.85 of taxpayers money to send me a certified letter ordering me to mow my lawn in South Augusta. The weeds were a little high. Took me all of 15 minutes to mow to make the Marxist Code Enforcement woman happy. All she would have had to do is get out of her car, knock on the door, identify and talk. I went to her next in line, his next in line, the Department Head, and Ms arc asst. administrator. None of them care, except for their jobs. Grass in South Augusta or trees grow through house in the parts of downtown where people with money don’t go. What is important?

  3. After rereading this article the the part about the old mall all I can say is the vast majority of Augusta Richmond County Consolidation Government Commissioners then and now don’t want anything to do with it. They have been and are so tied up with downtown it scares them, because they know that they have massive messed up always bow to the Everything Downtown Group. It is not to late to turn things around for Richmond County.
    The Commissioners can still turn thing around by taking the entire mall area by Public Domain, and building a new Consolidation Government Complex at the site. There must be an immediate end to all new government spending on downtown uptown until Richmond County is built from the center out into Rocky Creek District, South Augusta, Hephzibah Zip Code Area, ect. The county’s biggest eyesore can be its biggest asset.
    We all know that their are no forward looking Commissioners.

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