AUGUSTA, GA (Anibal Ibarra) – UPDATE: The proposed costs for the SPLOST 7 package was reduced to $210,500,000. The recommendation made by the city Administrator - with cero money for outside agencies - will be voted on by the Commission by August 18. The current proposal might survive or some changes could be made to include Paine College request and others.
The City of Augusta will host the second and last SPLOST 7 public information Open House Session to give residents the opportunity to learn about the proposals being considered for inclusion in the upcoming SPLOST 7 referendum. Residents of Augusta, Hephzibah and Blythe are invited to the open house style sessions to talk with elected leaders and staff to inquire and learn about project details and get answers to questions about its timeline.
Residents of Richmond County will also be able to provide feedback about SPLOST 7 proposals, estimated in $407,839,410.
The session information is:
Tuesday, August 4, 2016
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Augusta- Richmond County Government Center
Beazley Community Room – 1st Floor - 535 Telfair Street - Augusta, GA 30901
No reservation is required and the sessions are free and open to the public. The SPLOST 7 referendum will be on the November 3, 2015 ballot.
For additional information about SPLOST 7 or about the sessions, residents can call Janice Jackson, Administrator, at706-821-2400
- Detention Center dedicated to Charles B. Webster,
a four-term sheriff of Richmond County.
- New Police Department building dedicated to Ronnie Strength,
former Augusta-Richmond County Sheriff, retired after 11 years.