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Opinion: Splish, Splash! Some Think Augusta Will Take a Bath if SPLOST 8 Passes

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Splish, Splash! Some Augusta taxpayers think they’ll be taking a bath if they vote for the proposed $250 million SPLOST 8 package because of what’s in it and what’s not.

That’s why political activist Brad Owens and others have formed a Say No to SPLOST 8 PAC to try to defeat extending the penny ...

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6 COMMENTS

  1. I agree with Brad Owens and others who are opposed to the SPLOST 8 package before us. Too much pork and fat, not enough substance. Also, you can’t trust the commissioners to spend the money wisely. They are not good stewards of our money. Vote NO!

  2. Great piece SCooper….(except for the Elvis filler) …splost vote NO …to send them a message…but most voters can’t wait to zip across mud…Richard’s writing is funny….why are liberrys so tightly closed? …. I mean where do you think vagrants are gonna hang out now. Everything seems to be “seed” money with no thought to “ongoing cost of repairs” to such things as bath parks; zippers; cornosiums; and isn’t Sammie great with his assault on ambulances…!!!

  3. Error Alert! Error Alert! Just received an email from Commissioner Brandon Garrett that the SPLOST 8 package includes $10 for the Lock and Dam which Georgia will match in TSplost. I apologize for the misinformation. Will never do it again. And thank you, Brandon.

  4. Does somebody on the Commission have a relative in the street light bussiness?Have you counted the lights on the Parkway?No sidewalks but you can stop and read a book every 100 feet! Not long ago they were talking about not being able to pay the electric bill.I have a heart attack every month when my bill comes and I’ve cut off everything non essential.They need to do the same since we’re paying that bill too.Street lights are going up EVERYWHERE.

  5. Why does the county feel they need to hang a Pork Chop around their neck and spend $5 million to attract an investor to build a water park? Richmond County should not want any liability in such an adventure. I do not object to a Water Park if it is fully funded privately!

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