Savannah City Council has rescheduled a vote on whether to allow double-decker bus tours to begin operating downtown. The business group looking to start the tours has asked for time to consult with the city's Tourism Advisory Committee.
Savannah City Council is looking to reevaluate some parameters for the 2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade. As the parade and event get larger, council members are wondering if the growing size will turn visitors away.
The Georgia attorney general's office has warned the Savannah city manager that the city narrowly avoided violating the state's open meetings law. Senior assistant attorney general Stefan Ritter wrote that there was an attempt to hold a City Council meeting in violation of the law.
Questionable interpretations of the state’s open meetings and records law by public boards in Savannah and Macon helped inspire Georgia’s attorney general to push for the statute’s overhaul. Sam Olens told the Atlanta Press Club Tuesday he now has the power to take violators to court.
Savannah's new city council is making hiring an auditor one of their first priorities. Of course, the city has financial overseers. But they report to the council-appointed city manager. Missteps under the previous city manager is prompting the council to consider hiring an auditor of their own.
Polls will open Tuesday in a run-off election to determine who will lead the port city. Attorney Jeff Felser and retired university administrator Edna Jackson are the candidates. Lacking specifics and running in a non-partisan race, the campaigns have focused largely on the candidates reputations as they responded to a tumutuous period in city politics.
Savannah residents will go to the polls on December 6th to determine which of two sitting City Council members will lead the coastal city for the next four years. GPB's Savannah reporter Orlando Montoya spoke with both candidates and presents their interviews in two posts. In both interviews, candidates Jeff Felser and Edna Jackson take questions for about 20 minutes.