Inaugural Address: Mayor Van R. Johnson II, Jan. 2, 2020, Johnny Mercer Theatre

'We're going to make this table bigger, because for years we had the same folks sitting at the same table, and there were folks sitting there at the kiddie's table watching everybody else eat.'

Savannah/Chatham Consolidation: An idea whose time has come

The reason for consolidation is simple: combining services and democratic oversight is more efficient and less costly than having them spread over multiple governing units

The true cost of insufficient affordable housing

Data from communities nationwide shows that the annual cost of one chronically homeless person ranges $20,000 to over $50,000

Kurtis Purtee: Keeping it hyperlocal in race for Sixth District

When I met Kurtis Purtee, the man hoping to oust Thomas in December’s runoff election for City Council, at a Savannah Mall coffee shop, it was supposed to be his day off

Regina Thomas: ‘I intend to win’

Familiar face takes on outsider status in Savannah mayoral race
'I don’t have a clique. I don’t have anyone controlling me. I’m not a puppet. I’m not a prisoner to the party I’m in'

Who’s running where?

Candidates in the area’s four main cities
Savannah: For Mayor:

Who's on first? How Savannah's government (supposedly) works

Think of the City Manager like a CEO appointed by a Board of Directors

FAQS on how to vote like you know what you’re doing

Frequently Asked Questions about local civic engagement, with a little bit of snark
I live on Wilmington Island. Can I vote for Savannah Mayor?

Forums Galore

Opportunities abound to see candidates
Concerned Citizens of Savannah: Meet and Greet the Candidates Oct. 2, 6 p.m.

Living the Capitol Dream

SCAD alumna writes and illustrates children’s history and civics book
A little girl takes an imaginative tour of the unique statuary in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington D.C.

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