Augusta, GA (WJBF) – One city leader in Augusta says it’s time to listen to the people, when it comes to the Storm Water Utility Fee.
As we first told you, on Thursday, the Richmond County Property Owners Associated and the Augusta Professional Firefighters Association are joining the petition drive to get a measure repealing Augusta-Richmond County’s Storm Water Utility Fee onto the November ballot.
Augusta Commissioner Wayne Guilfoyle says this is a message city leaders need to hear. “I hear them, loud and clear. During the process, I was hollering and fussing and nobody heard me and with this group that’s coming forth, maybe they’ll get the ears of some of my colleagues, saying ‘hey, slow down, let’s take a look at this’,” said Guilfoyle, who represents a large section of southernmost Augusta-Richmond County.
Organizers need nearly 9,000 signatures from Richmond County voters by July in order to get the issue on the ballot this November.