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At the Aug. 2 meeting, the Augusta Commission approved raises and bonuses to retain city employees and allowed the city to move forward with a tiny homes ordinance.

Interim City Administrator Takiyah Douse presented an amended and clarified employee retention plan that includes doubling the annu...

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  1. If you live in District 7 and voted for Sean Frantom, are you happy with his representation of your interests to the commission? Attendance at commission meetings should be a factor in commissioner compensation. If you don’t attend a meeting, your pay gets docked,

  2. Put the homeless in a $107,000–$150,000 home? Just wondering where they (the homeless) will get the money. IMHO, the A/RC commission can make some of the most bone headed decisions that make little or no sense.

    • It looks to me as if they are saying they can afford $150,000 each or less for the government to pay for housing the homeless, and with all the vacant lots they own from failed tax payments there is plenty of room to put 100s of these (5 to 10 per lot) in Augusta. They have unlimited money according to the pay raises they continue to give out to their friends and family members that are employees of Augusta.

  3. If Augusta has a 26% vacancy in employees, then now is the time to do away with some positions in the government. The turn of staff is due to lack of leadership on the commission and in the administration of the government. Everyone wants to work for a better ran organization.

  4. Throwing more money on this problem is not the answer to high turnover. It looks to be incompetence of directors, management etc. Compound the raise/PAY, by an additional 5 million to hire an outside agency to facilitate issues with Parks and Rec, which apparently the current director cannot manage. When the ARP money runs out, who is on the hook for these expenditures?

  5. There once was a man who sold watermelons, He paid 1 dollar each for them and sold them for 75 cents each. When he discovered he was losing money he “solved” his problem by buying a bigger truck. Sound familiar?

  6. I have often thought that AU could probably do the $250K study for a class project for credit and credit to the taxpayers. We have had studies done over and over and it seems the information gleaned never helps to implement the project, only to kill it off until after a few years they do another study.

  7. Interesting that Davis decided to grace them with his presence when talking about giving people more money!!! I hope this new mayor comes in cracking the whip on every single manager, employee, committee chair, mouse and roach based in that marble tower.

  8. I spoke with ARC Sheriff deputies and asked them how many deputy positions were open and they said about 80. I then said we need to pay you guys more and their response was that it was poor management that kept them understaffed.

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