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Plan to call downtown Augusta area a ‘slum’ draws criticism

Special to SEGAZINE


City Administrator Fred Russell said Friday that it was unfortunate that Georgia legislators do require the characterization of a “slum” for an area to receive special benefits but that suffering through the designation will be useful to continue downtown revitalization.
Source: Augusta Chronicle/Saturday

• City Ink, Augusta: Commission members say ‘slum’ is not an indictment for downtown
“Life is filled with irony, is it not? City officials are paying consultants $6,000 a month to promote and “rebrand” the Laney Walker-Bethlehem revitalization district, but are willing to call downtown Augusta a ‘slum.’”
Source: Augusta Chronicle/Sunday


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