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.

African American history is the focus of events

Weeping Time, Kiah Museum highlighted
IT’S NOT every day you’re invited to take part in a public archaeology dig close to home. You get your chance this weekend, as the local group Digging Savannah – the public archaelogy program of the Armstrong Campus of Georgia Southern — will continue a dig in historic Cuyler Brownsville in West Savannah.

Consolidation Fever: Have you caught it?

This might be a good time for some civic education. It might not be obvious to some residents, but Chatham County is the basic unit of government in Chatham County.

5 Questions with Jomo Kenyatta Johnson

'I thought the story of Trayvon was contemporary enough. That's really where the Black Lives Matter movement came from. I wanted to look at it as, is there justice beyond the grave?'

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