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Letter to Editor: It’s Showtime! Why Not Augusta?



It’s an exciting time to live in Augusta. The city is growing with Fort Gordon, Augusta University and the cyber industry leading the way. The downtown area is on the verge of a renaissance. As our city grows, it is important our leaders address infrastructure, public safety, education, and quality...

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  1. Well there you go again Cedic & Brad…half truthing us with your financial expertise. “ONLY $97 per year!” Why don’t you write a piece telling the truth, the WHOLE truth, and nothing but the truth so help me Augusta taxpayer. I am really surprised that you two who I know to be honorable and good citizens are peddling this kool aid that will hurt taxpayers for so many years.

      • Brad, repeating your ‘truth’ of $97/$100k of assessed value over and over will never make it the actual whole truth. You know this also and all Doug and others are asking is for you to be more transparent about the total cost to property owners. Much like Bob Young did in his recent letter to the editor.

  2. Doesn’t change my mind. The City of Augusta can’t get a sidewalk finished or cut the grass. How much more money will property owners have to pay for the shoddy maintenance on this building?
    Anyone that has built anything knows cost overruns are unavoidable. A project of this magnitude in our current inflationary, supply chain crippled economy. Is a recipe for disaster.

  3. If a coliseum or other venue is such a great idea then let the private sector build it and add it to the tax roll. Just like some hair-brained ideas certain commissioners have had over the years – a drag strip and water park, to name two – this new coliseum is not a good one to shackle the tax payers with. And whether non-property owners (renters) realize it or not, they will also be hit with this property tax increase, too, in the form of increased rent. SO VOTE NO on Tuesday, November 2nd!!

  4. It is indeed an exciting time to live in Augusta…exactly why we don’t need a new arena. There are splendid facilities galore for events, concerts, sporting activities.

    The missing piece is an ice floor for hockey, which the clown show aka lords of the arena have dismissed.

    The vote has solidly earned a NO on multiple levels.

  5. “And there will be plenty of bathrooms – everywhere!” that will soon look like the bathrooms in the old bus station or the newer bathrooms at the new Augusta Airport. Private sector investment, where the investors have skin in the game to operate efficiently and maintain the facility, is the only viable path forward. Go ask some North Augusta residents who are not baseball fans how they feel about paying for SRP Park.

    • Last time I used the ladies room at the Augusta airport I was a little taken back by the cheap paint job on the doors/walls and other features using bottom level “builders grade”. Public facilities need better to stand up to the demand.

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