Commissioners discuss decorum | The Augusta Chronicle


Commissioners discuss decorum | The Augusta Chronicle

Augusta Commission members talked about the need to improve the panel’s public image for the good of the city Monday.

“No one of us is guilty, but we all are to a certain extent,” said Commissioner Bill Lock­ett, who put the item on the agenda of the administrative services committee he leads. “Let’s take the past; let’s make it history.”

Several on the commission have been publicly critical of each other and of city staff in recent weeks, on issues ranging from whether an employee is a department head to the job performance of General Counsel Andrew Mac­Kenzie. The disputes have often fallen along racial lines and the meetings have run long, with some members leaving early on occasion after tensions escalated.

Commissioner Bill Fennoy said he was surprised to hear of Lockett’s agenda item so soon after the commissioner blasted him in one of the city’s black weekly newspapers.

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