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SPLOST 8 Has Provisions For Bond Payment and New James Brown Arena



Some people may have been confused at seeing allocations of $16.5 million for Cyber Center parking and $25 million set aside for the New James Brown Arena. In terms of the Cyber Center parking garage, commissioners want the public to know that the allocation is not to replace or enlarge the existin...

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  1. Sure, vote to approve splosh 8 and give a developer $25 MILLION taxpayer dollars to do as they please, according to the Commissioner. That sounds like a great plan for corruption. Just what does it take to get people who work for Augusta citizens and not against them. And of course Augusta can easilly afford a $228 million “James Brown Memorial” that originally was $110 Million, why not $300 or $400 Million so the commissioners can get a big enough kickback under the table to not want a huge pay raise.

  2. I just cannot vote for this SPLOST. Far too much fluff and not enough substance. AND probably more importantly, very little public input and exploitation at a time when changes could have been effected. It seems to me that the SPLOST has, in many ways, become the “band-aid” that covers the lesion of malfeasance. It appears that our “leadership” has come to believe that an ongoing SPLOST is a given, rather than an exception. We need to dump this list and start again.

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