Mimosas and Marsy’s Law: A voting guide to the ballot questions this year

You're going to be voting on nine, yes nine, ballot questions this election season. Do you know what they are?

Tailwinds prompt Democrats to compete for more seats

Adam Bridges, Alicia Scott, and Sandra Workman are fighting apathy as much as incumbency in suburban districts once thought unwinnable

Tax increase replaces hated Fire Fee

City Council circles wagons around embattled City Manager
A USUALLY bitterly divided Savannah City Council managed to agree on something at last week’s regular meeting. They voted unanimously to adopt a property tax increase in the wake of their repeal of the controversial Fire Fee.

Big spending increases fueled the Fire Fee

Regardless of the Fire Fee’s fate, let’s take a better look at how the City got into this ‘no win’ situation.

City back to square one on budget after hasty retreat on Fire Fee

IF LAST week’s meeting was any indication, Mayor Eddie DeLoach’s warning the day prior of potential extreme cuts in City services if the controversial Fire Fee is reduced by half seemed to take many Council members on both sides of the debate by surprise.  The clock is now ticking, as the decision means Council and City Manager Rob Hernandez must come up with a new budget in about two weeks, before the next fiscal year’s millage rates must be set according to state law.

Grand jury clears police in Boyd shooting, but questions remain

The incident happened literally Revenew’s first day on the job as then-interim Savannah Police Chief.

School Board President Candidate: David Lerch

‘We’ve set up an elitist system’
DAVID LERCH has been a Savannah-Chatham School Board member already, representing District 4 from 2001-2005. Over five decades as an educator and consultant, one of his specialties is in desegregation.

School Board President Candidate: Joe Buck

‘My primary purpose would be to work well with the superintendent’
JOE BUCK is making a bid for the office he’s already held, from 2007-2014. “I would have kept on except for term limits,” Buck frankly admits.


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