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Search for a new city administrator stalled



The city of Augusta has been without a permanent city administrator for more than a year, and squabbling between commissioners has ground the search for a new administrator to a halt.

Former Administrator Odie Donald Sr. resigned in February 2022 after serving for two years.

In January, the A...

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  1. “Commissioner Bobby Williams said even if the structure changes, certain commissioners will attempt to control the manager as the tendency to meddle is strong.” Admitting you have an addiction to power and control is the first step to recovery. Hey y’all, my name is Bobby and …..

      • He has been “allowed” to become, what he is today. Every other Tuesday, ALL THREE stations, starting with George, vye to get his “take” and grab a video moment with Bobby. I just sit back and get truly entertained. It is both sad and funny at the same time.

        • Agree. I am very tired of the lack of local media reporting on the issues with Augusta’s leadership. Very little was covered on the former mayor’s misappropriation of funds and if there was there was no follow up. The issue facing the city with the IRS is going to end up costing taxpayers and the last sound bite from B Williams was regarding a quarter of a million dollars to a city basketball team. You couldn’t make this stuff up.

  2. No urgency whatsoever. This is a better example than the ambulance service decision. Collectively the commission should be ashamed of non-performance and apathy towards the citizens of arc.

  3. (1.) CUT so called SERVICES (a/k/a government interference) !!!
    As taxpayers , we will all get along much better with less local government interference —- leaving more money in our pockets .
    (2.) There is too much mid level management —- (too much bureaucracy) in Augusta’s government.
    Every department needs to be reviewed with an eye toward a reduction in force .
    (3.) The local government used American Recovery Act funds to pay a bonus to each city employee. A bonus should not be construed as a raise . In my opinion , the local government should not have paid these bonuses , and the bonuses should not be construed as having raised a position’s salary .

    (4.)The local governing authority needs to have its expenditures looked at by the Georgia Attorney General’s office to determine whether it is complying with the Gratuities Clause of the Georgia Constitution .
    Everybody is complaining about the pending /proposed expenditure of $250,000.00 to a someone for a basketball team , but nobody is bringing it to the attention of the elected official who can evaluate whether it violates the GRATUITIES CLAUSE of the Georgia Constitution .

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