Opposition to street light fee increase grows

AUGUSTA,Ga (WJBF) - Growing opposition to plans in Augusta to increase street light fee's

A subcommittee has been working for weeks to developments plans to eliminate a more than one million dollar shortfall in the street light budget.

The subcommittee's meeting today to  finalize proposals that would  raise rates was canceled. 
 but that didn't stop some commissioners from speaking out  against raising rates, instead of cutting costs.

 "I drove down Walton Way.this morning and you got new light polls as well as lights on the top do we need both of them let's have that tough discussion and not just agree to go ahead and hit the taxpayers," says Commissioner Sean Frantom.

"What would you like to see done, turn off lights?" "

I mean let's look at it,' said Frantom. 

The street light sub-committee will try again and  meet  Wednesday. 

Thursday commissioners are scheduled to debate  directing  drafting new language to change the street light fees.

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