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Non-Discrimination Ordinance Subcommittee Stalled Over Payment Details



The mayor’s select committee charged with drafting an anti-discrimination ordinance agreed to hold one more workshop and give the city attorney’s time to clarify language in the proposed draft before placing it in the Augusta Commission committee cycle.

The subcommittee has met multiple times fo...

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  1. THINKING OF FILING A COMPLAINT AGAINST A restaurant on Broad that had a server who was so tattood up with ear rings and purple hair that I could not enjoy my meal and will never go back. My grandson was with me and I could tell he was not comfortable with that unkempt looking server. When will ordinance go into effect and is it retroactive?

  2. Ummm white people are the minority in Augusta..be careful what you wish for…this is just feel good policy and by the looks of past hiring practices not needed..when’s the last time a non minority was hired for a department head? How about the mayors staff? Fire chief? City administrator? You’re opening the taxpayers to a federal discrimination lawsuit..of course when have Augusta politicians cared about frivolous spending of tax payer money..I mean just look at Jaride hat hat’s credit card use..and btw..he ever come up with the rest of those missing receipts? That’s fraud and embezzlement in my book…

  3. All that bunch does is spend taxpayer money and have “work shops “. They can’t even finish a short sidewalk on Kissenbower to prevent people from having to walk on road. Worthless group! Believe there are a couple of commissioners that could claim discrimination.

  4. There are already enough state and federal laws on the books to handle acts of discrimination. Our mayor & commissioners ought to focus on the more important things. This ordinance will spell nothing but TROUBLE.

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