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Tempers flare during exchange as Augusta commissioners raise their travel budgets

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Augusta commissioners increased their annual travel budgets by $3,000 to $7,500 after Commissioner John Clarke’s motion to deny the increase generated anger and outrage because Clarke had recently asked Mayor Pro Tem Bobby Williams to propose an increase.

Before making a motion to deny the incre...

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  1. Augusta continues to be a joke..it will be bankrupt in 10 years. But hey they’ll get theirs..while the poor taxpayer will get screwed. It’s no wonder Augusta is the most stagnant in citizen growth in the CSRA. Education is horrible, politicians under indictment still sucking on the government teat, a mayor that spends (illegally I might add) on his credit card without providing receipts, stolen valor by using a military discount (this being done is bad enough but being done in a military town is even worse) circumventing the procurement process, secretive emails using on the clock staff for his re-election. Why isn’t someone being brought before a grand jury?

  2. Nothing will ever happen to these greedy, shifty politicians. Nothing, zero accountability. What I am interested in is the resignation of Odie, that was announced this morning. What will the benefit package be worth?

  3. “Somebody raise your hand if you had a call.” Compared to the constituents of the other commissioners, it’s a safe bet that more of McKnight’s and Clarke’s constituents subscribe to TAP or watch local news on TV, are aware of the proposed travel budget increase, and did contact them. It’s also obvious that McKnight reads the comments in TAP. Voter apathy in Augusta is a real problem. Many people only contact their commissioner when an issue materially impacts them or their property, or they need a favor. Others know that contacting their commissioner is an exercise in futility based on their commissioner’s voting record.

  4. I bet Alvin Mason can’t tell you ONE DAMN THING he has learned at a “conference” then brought back and proposed as a policy. When it’s safe for little children to travel in East Augusta, then commissioners can worry about these junkets at tax payer expense. What a crock of bovine fecal matter.

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