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City of Augusta wants to help citizens get bank accounts, other financial services

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Augusta City Administrator Odie Donald has released an ambitious plan to aid residents in acquiring bank accounts as well as home and small business loans.

Donald made a presentation to the Administrative Services Committee on Nov. 30 that outlined his proposed small business and affordable home...

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11 COMMENTS

  1. Why is the city paying someone under indictment? You would think when you are suspended of your duties that your pay would be suspended, if found not guilty, then pay the person back pay, but if found guilty then the person would get no pay! Does the city do this for all employees?

  2. Oldie, how about teaching people to pay their bills first. That when they have some money, more than likely free, instead of going to the curb market to buy soda’s candy and cigarettes they should pay bills. That should always come first. My daddy taught me if I found a dime on the ground and I owed somebody that dime wasn’t mine, it was theirs. Teach people common sense and responsibility, this is something their parents should have taught them.

  3. When is someone going to do a deep dive into the employees of these organizations, Cadence, and all the others to see how many friends and family of commissioners are employed by them. Also do you have a fund folks can contribute to so we can help sue the pants off these little dictators.

  4. This is not city business, beware before Odie has taxpayers underwriting this boondoggle. The budget is already at a billion, Cares money is being spent in areas that taxpayers will be left on the hook for, a new department is in the works, it is a never ending SPEND, SPEND, SPEND, all on the TAXPAYERS BACK.

    • The way I understand what Fulton County did is that its just deposits held. The money didnt go to individuals. it just sat as bank deposits beefing up the banks balance sheet and thus increasing its ability to lend money. But the federal dollars were still Fulton County gov. dollars not the banks and not individuals.

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