Augusta's Mayor Pro-Tem says after going to other conventions, the city doesn't need a skywalk for the TEE Center.
You might remember, late last year, when Augusta Commissioners debated spending about $1 million to build a skywalk from the Reynolds Street Parking Deck to the TEE Center.
Mayor Pro-Tem Corey Johnson said it wasn't needed and now he's backing that up with photographs.
Johnson just returned from a national convention in Fort Worth, Texas where the parking deck was across the street from the exhibit hall. And, as photos Johnson snapped show, there's no skywalk connecting the two.
"It was very similar and I wanted folks to see we can get by with, that it's not something that has to be done because we feel it would be unsafe for the patrons or the people that visit the TEE Center. I just saw a golden opportunity there, very unique to ours, and there's is much larger than our facility," says Mayor Pro-Tem Corey Johnson.
Last year, Commissioners did approve paying for a skywalk, as part of the contract with the Augusta Marriott hotel to operate the parking deck.
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