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Mayor Davis likely not to have a role in choosing next city administrator



Despite a policy outlined in the city code giving the Augusta mayor a hand in choosing the city administrator, if history is a guide, Mayor Hardie Davis Jr. will likely have little to no input on who will replace outgoing Administrator Odie Donald II.

Donald, who has served just over one year in...

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  1. In the Augusta Richmond County Charter it clearly states:
    Sec. 1-2-30. Office created.
    (a) There is hereby created the office of Administrator for Augusta-Richmond County.
    (b) The administrator for Augusta-Richmond
    County shall be elected/appointed by a majority
    vote of the Commission of Augusta-Richmond
    County, Georgia, from nominations presented by
    the Mayor following the Commission approved
    recruitment process. The Mayor shall present as
    many as three top candidates for appointment,
    along with his recommendation. The Commission
    shall elect/appoint an Administrator from among
    the candidate or candidates presented by the
    Mayor. Should none of the candidates be elected/
    appointed, then the Mayor shall nominate as
    many as three new candidates from those who
    applied through thr recruitment process.
    (c) The Administrator is employed at the pleasure of the Mayor and Commission and performs
    duties under the direction and supervision of the
    Commission through the Mayor. The Administrator maintains regular contact with the Mayor and
    through the Mayor keeps all Commission members informed on significant and/or controversial
    issues involving the government, its services,
    policies, and employees.
    (d) In the event of a vacancy in said office for
    any cause, the Commission may elect an Acting
    Administrator by a majority vote pending the
    election/appointment of an Administrator as provided in subsection (c) hereof.
    (Ord. No. 6754, § 1, 1-4-05; Ord. No. 6772, § 1,

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