What is going on with the Columbia County Commission? My reason for asking is based on the consideration that is being given for spending $15 million of Columbia County money for Augustas new civic center. Have the commissioner lost their minds, or do they have some sort of special deal under consideration?
The most unsettling part of this whole issue is that Augusta has clearly demonstrated that it can ruin just about anything that comes under the control of their commissioners. At present, they cant even reach agreement on hiring a manager for the existing facility. With that kind of leadership, why would anyone in their right mind not just laugh off this dumb request from Augusta?
It would appear to me that we have enough projects going on in Columbia County that are just crying for funding. Such a consideration to support an Augusta program shows me that our Commission leadership is either brainless or does not know how to say no!
Ever since we got a countywide commission chairman who also happens to be a builder, Ive had some reservations about the future of Columbia County. Based on what Im hearing, the future of Columbia County will be established by the wants of the wheelers and dealers. If Chairman Ron Cross continues along the course he seems to have set during the past two months, hell be lucky if he makes it through one term.
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