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Augusta budget battle begins

AUGUSTA, Ga (WJBF) - Augusta's annual battle of the budget kicks off Tuesday. 

Commissioners will be hearing from the city administrator's recommendations for spending for 2019.

Commissioner Dennis Williams knows city finances are tight, and says he would not rule out the possibility for a tax increase.  

"We must always keep in our mind with everything increasing there may be a possibility a tax increase will come. So is that something you would support, I would look at the need and all that but I could understand it, therefore yeah I would support it," says Commissioner Dennis Williams. 

One factor that will need to be included in the budget is street light fees. Last month Commissioners approved for the first time charging city properties the fees. 


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