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Opinion: Michael Meyers: Where is the Mayor?

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Qualifying is complete, and we will spend the next few weeks covering the races. We will continue to address items of question or concerns from my inbox. 

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  1. Garnett Johnson is what Augusta needs! A real businessman to lead us forward. Honesty MUST be returned to that office. We do NOT need more career politicians in that office. Pleas take the time to get to know Garnett!!!

  2. Very informative writing Michael. I am starting to think that Marion Williams should not be counted out. He is hardworking and honest and a good man who gets out into the community and knows Augusta better than most. Please talk to him and ask what his plans would be as mayor.

  3. The next few months will supply you political writers and commentators with much easy fodder. I can’t wait until candidate forums start, I plan to have one in our west Augusta neighborhood, and attend others.

  4. I agree with what you say about the mayor not being charged with anything related yo all of his accusations. However, I believe that you, through your columns, should be putting more pressure in those commissioners who, in my opinion, are at fault for not following up on all of the obvious shortcomings of financial accountability. That is their job – as well as their failure. You should be holding their feet to the fire weekly. And, any candidate for mayor or commissioner should be pinned down immediately with their support for an audit. The citizens need to know where the candidates stand on this issue. A failure to support an audit is a sign of acceptance of unaccountability.

  5. Just a couple of points. The mayor’s activities do not, as yet, appear to rise to the level of criminality, however, there appears to be no doubt whatsoever that many of his actions reflect an abject lack of moral rectitude. I believe that most of us still put value on that part of any leaders character. Secondly, those groups running forums need to do a better job. Most candidates that I have heard in years past, get away with answers that are stale, platitudinous rhetoric which mean nothing. Moderators need to be prepared to pose questions which will draw out the candidates actual positions or the lack thereof.

    • Embezzlement is illegal..using money from a charity for personal gain is embezzlement..if he can’t produce the documents that prove he spent the money for its intent he is committing an illegal act…

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