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Editorial: Augusta continues to resist making public records available



In the course of researching the lawsuit between the city of Augusta and C4 Live entertainment, the pointy heads in the Augusta law department began parsing words and phrases and again attempted to skirt the open records law, and again, it was to their detriment.

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  1. The GA open records laws appears to cover government-created/related authorities, commissions, committees, and NGOs that receive public funding. Using one of these entities to circumvent ARC procurement and financial policies and procedures is unethical and likely illegal. Taxpayers should know when a corrupt politician, ex-politician, subordinate, or associate is gaming the system for their personal benefit. https://law.georgia.gov/sites/law.georgia.gov/files/imported/vgn/images/portal/cit_1210/62/51/186385699r1.pdf 50-18-70 (b) (2)

    • I believe there is a term for a coordinated effort to operate outside the law…conspiracy.

      Throw in a profit motive and you have racketeering.

      Maybe it is time to consult the State Attorney General or the FBI. Don’t leave Sheriff Roundtree out of the discussion…he may be worse than the city.

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