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Commission To Hold Work Session On Slum Area Designation

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Augusta commissioners put off a vote on designating downtown Augusta a slum area.

City leaders deciding instead to hold a work session on the controversial Urban Redevelopment Plan.

The plan would allow the city to issue bonds for renovating the Municipal building; however the planning documents refer to a nearly 600 acre section of downtown as a slum area.

Something many commissioners don't want as  part of the official document.

 "The slum designation is deplorable because  I expressed what a slum a slum you're talking about the mores of the people that live there you're talking about disease and so forth  but you can live in blighted structures without it being any of those," says Commissioner Bill Lockett.  

 Mayor Copenhaver scheduled to work session on the slum designation for Monday September 30th at One PM

 

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