Thursday, August 21, 2014

Commission Will Address Vacant Seat, Mill Rate

AUGUSTA, GA - (PR) - UPDATE: Tax hike was approved with Commissioner Ben Hasan and Mayor Deke Copenhaver votes. Commissioner Mary Davis sat between Hasan (right) and Commissioner Grady Smith, pictured at the left. The 2014 Mill Rate of 1.75 vote was possible because Commissioner Marion Williams presented as a substitute motion. The motion made first by Commissioner Wayne Guilfoyle to raise the property tax to 2.989 was never voted on in favor or against. Williams motion carried a tie 5-5 and Copenhaver broke it to pass a lesser increase.

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 11:30 AM the Augusta Commission will address topics regarding the 2014 Mill Rate along with the appointment for the vacant seat of District 6. Below extract of the supporting documents and more.

It is not clear if Ben Hasan (Publisher of Urban Pro Weekly), elected July 22, 2014, to be the next Commissioner representing District 6, would be appointed Monday. Maybe he will be appointed.

Being elected by registered voters might impede the Commission to appoint him. He is an elected official and will take office January 2015. Nevertheless, Hasan stated in his publication he is ready to serve.

Volumen 3, NO. 47 of the Urban Pro Weekly doesn't have any information about the publisher, address or any contact information. I have tried more than once to interview Mr. Hasan unsuccessfully. My last phone call to him was no answered, today. I left a message to his phone number. 

—> Edited by Anibal Ibarra

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