Column: It is beginning to feel like Groundhog Day
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I am glad that somebody sees what is really going on here and not afraid to state the obvious. This EMS drama has engulfed local government for multiple years now and hamstrung any other potential progress by this body.
Now, we are over a barrel with Central EMS, and seems it will be many more months of bickering, back room deals and childish behavior by electeds – none of which serves Augusta taxpayers or visitors.
On a more positive note – it was SO great to see the Mayor’s Masters Reception back. There was a great vibe last night, great shows of unity, great music, and fireworks too! Bravo Mayor Johnson and team!
It’s sad and telling that Bobby Williams has not been censured by the other commissioners for his lack of respect and civility toward Mayor Johnson, fellow commissioners, presenters, and meeting attendees. What other commissioner had a protective order petition filed against him/her in Richmond County Superior Court?
The “Silver Lining” here, I have been told that Commissioner Bobby Buffoon (thanks Sylvia), is term limited this term, so there will be someone else sitting in his chair, next go-around. Could be better — could be worse.
BTW: Spot On, John. I forgot — the “Three Kings of Babylon” thankfully have disbanded — two are gone, and one is ultimately headed to “Big Boy Jail”. Sadly, they were not stopped, before they did their damage. ALL will be remembered with disdain, however. Not the legacy they had wished for.
This group of commissioners could not negotiate themselves through a two stalk cornfield maze with a map.