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Michael Meyers: Election boards did good job in primary

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  1. The writer of this article poses the question—- Why did. only twenty-eight (28) percent of the registered voters participate in the recent election ?
    Everyone has an opinion —- this one is mine.
    Seventy-two (72) percent of the voters chose not to participate in Augusta-Richmond County’s local elections because they are disgusted , disappointed , and disillusioned with Augusta’s local elected officials and by devolution therefrom the department heads that these local elected officials have chosen to oversee the day to day administration of city-county government.
    Augusta’s TAXPAYERS are disgusted with
    1. THE CITY’s APPEARANCE
    2.POTHOLES (every workday as I ride to and from work , I imagine that I
    am traveling on a wooden roller coaster)
    3.HIGHER PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENTS
    4.STORMWATER FEES
    5.STREET LIGHT FEES
    6.THE THREAT OF A THREE (3) MILL PROPERTY TAX INCREASE
    hanging over us —- because the COLISEUM AUTHORITY is NOT finished in
    it’s effort to tax us to fund their
    Two Hundred Fifty Million ($250,000,000.00) Dollar project .
    Ask the two Mayoral candidates in the runoff about the overtures made
    by Coliseum Authority members , and construction entities that expect
    to capture a piece of that
    Two Hundred Fifty Million ($250,000,000.00) Dollar construction project .

    The taxpayers and voters are tired of the “go along to get along” elected officials with whom we have saddled ourselves .
    The taxpayers and voters desperately want someone in the Mayor’s office that they believe will be concerned about them and not in promoting himself and lining his own pockets .
    I believe that the voters now recognize that GARNETT JOHNSON will be the leader that Augusta-Richmond County has needed for decades .

    • They also probably didn’t like the choices they had. I mean Lori Myles? People actually voted for her? That’s just goes to show you a competency test should be given before a ballot is given. I’ve said it every chance I have gotten and I’ll say it again. Vote for Kendrick if you want more of Hardie. He’s already shown you he’s going to play politics at every opportunity that he can and that the voters will be the losers..I’d vote for Myles before I’d vote for a man that lost 25k, pulled a swircheroo on the people of Augusta and I’d also be at the commission meeting asking how it passed muster. He isn’t even in office yet and he already has enough commissioners to get his shenanigans passed. God help the Augusta taxpayers if this clown gets in office…

  2. I must agree with others here, that the low turnout is, at least, in part, due to the quality of the candidates. With rare notable exceptions, the list of candidates was replete with “all the usual suspects” and their doublegangers. It appears that the political landscape in Augusta has become so dark and swampy that talented people who might otherwise be encouraged to offer for office are being strongly dissuaded from doing so.

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