Commission wants to start meetings on time


Augusta city leaders are cracking down on their own time. 

City leaders passed a measure that says they will end their legal sessions by 1:00 p.m., to be on time for the start of their committee meetings 

Commissioners routinely run as much as an hour late to these meetings. But some still opposed the tighter time restraints.

“I don’t plan to cut the meetings short or stretch it longer to please anyone who wants to go home and feed the dog, you should have an automatic feeder. I guess that’s what I do with mine, but my point is when you’re elected you ought to come down here and do the people’s business, whatever it takes,” says Commissioner Marion Williams. 

To speed up legal meetings, the measure calls for commissioners to get the information to be discussed on the Friday before the Tuesday sessions. 

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