Augusta leaders say the Mayor Davis is no longer needed to sign on the dotted line.
Commissioners voting to remove the mayors signature block from a recent city policy requiring city lawyers to get commission approval before drafting any proposed ordinances.
Supporters say since the mayor’s signature is not needed once something gets commission approval, and the signature line will be dropped from future policy items as well.
“Probably all policy moving forward probably remove his signature on because it’s not really needed so all it really does is slow down the process,” says Commissioner Ben Hasan.
“What about the optics it looks like you’re trying to erase the Mayor?
“Well historically it’s not been there,” said Hasan.
The mayor had refused to sign the new policy commissioners approved saying not allowing city lawyers to draft proposed ordinances was censorship and a hindrance to the legislative process.