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At the July 19 full commission meeting, Augusta Commissioners were deadlocked on whether to give Gold Cross EMS  $1.6 million in emergency funding, and Mayor Hardie Davis Jr. was not in the meeting to break the tie.

The measure was introduced by District 8 Commissioner Brandon Garrett and i...

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  1. Commissioner McKnight was being charitable when she said, “…his city needed him there.” But her use of the masculine possessive pronoun “his” could be taken as a very subtle jab at Davis’ arrogance and self-absorption. If you find Davis, Frantom won’t be far away.

    I could not believe “It is unclear how many legal meetings the mayor has missed due to the fact that the minutes and attendance of legal meetings are not published.” https://www.augustaga.gov/647/Agendas-Minutes-Video validates this statement. I could not determine which commissioners attended a chamber meeting nor determine how they voted on motions listed in what they call minutes. One could sit through hours of dead air and bloviation watching the videos to find this information. All the video is likely on one server that is never backed up and can be wiped out by an unfortunate lightning strike. Going to research if Augusta is in compliance with laws and standards for posting meeting minutes.

  2. If Hardee would do his job and attend important meetings to break the tie votes instead of flying around first class seating to every conference that comes along.The position he holds is all about him and always is.He is as self serving as they come!

  3. NO SURPRISE!! Our missing in action mayor may be following the Biden methodology of hiding in his basement or at Rehobeth beach with his democrat Washington leader. Hiding, when hopefully the investigation of his mystery credit card expenditures is ongoing, I hope, is a methodology that will not work. We do not need a Hunter Biden copycat, all talk, no investigation going on!! Where is the GBI?? Can the commission stop his pay???

  4. Whether the Mayor was in attendance on July 19 or not, the outcome would’ve remained the same. The Commissioners have an uncanny method to always get “their” way. At least historically, it appears to be the case. The question here is, which Commissioner would’ve “taken one for the team”, and abstained ??!

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