A committee of Augusta Commission members on Friday tweaked the job description being used to solicit applications for the consolidated government’s next administrator.
The title will be just “administrator,” not city administrator or county administrator, after Commissioner Alvin Mason said it leads to confusion, especially when dealing with residents in Hephzibah or Blythe.
“It gives the impression, or perception, that we’re only dealing with Augusta,” Mason said.
The consolidation of city and county governments in 1996 abolished the city charter but retained the county government, and the consolidated government was formally renamed “Augusta, Georgia” in 1997, General Counsel Andrew MacKenzie said.
The group of four commissioners – Mason, Mary Davis, Wayne Guilfoyle and Bill Lockett – agreed that the listed job responsibilities should include the presentation of “a proposed annual balanced budget.”