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VaxUp! Augusta Spending May Not Comply With Federal Regulations

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The Richmond County Health Department says it has spent $338,204.09 on the city’s COVID-19 vaccination program, but Augusta City Administrator Odie Donald told commissioners Nov. 16 costs to date have been $253,235.90.

The discrepancy seems to be that the city figures don’t include $84,968.19. N...

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  1. “We need to push back, because they are obviously spreading misinformation,” Frantom said. “We need to control the flow of information.” Spoken like a true radical socialist Democrat. Sean, aka The Phantom (apologies to Lee Falk), is pretty good at circling the wagons. Sean, the right thing to do here is to demand transparency and accountability from the employees of Augusta-Richmond County and present proof to the press and your constituents that the vax program is being administered in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. Hiding behind a misinterpreted decimal point in an amount not normally expressed with mils is lame.

  2. I strongly suspect that this will turn out to be a matter of incompetence rather than intentional malfeasance. However, our elected/appointed officials are making the problem worse by attempting to obfuscate the situation.

  3. What is so hard about reading the provisions of the funds before spending the money. Anyone and everyone associated with VAX UP needs to be held accountable. They should be fired, or forced to resign. This ultimately falls on the County Administrator, the County Commission and the Mayor. They are in my opinion complete fools, every last one of them.

  4. If they are this bad at managing money then we need a new bunch in office. And the top staff needs to go too! They better have their information correct before Odie goes handing every commissioner a million dollars to spend in his/her district or we will be in trouble!

  5. ….And they have proposed a billion dollar budget. Good luck. The incompetence when using taxpayers money is inexcusable. Once again a forensic audit is needed in every single department, and the idea floating around to give every commissioner money for his/ her district needs to be tabled. Unfortunately “the press” (not TAP) to include local media outlets says very little about misappropriation of funds in Augusta; along with questions regarding Odie’s billion dollar budget proposal. How regrettable for taxpaying citizens..

  6. Get out while the market for your home is great..imagine how bad it will be 10 years from now..there is no accountability in ARC. Everyone says it’s someone else’s job not mine. Imagine if you owned a business and had these incompetent buffoons running it..

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