The city's former police chief is blasted in a third-party investigation into police operations. Willie Lovett resigned in September amid sexual harassment allegations. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into possible criminal violations.
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.
Savannah officials are still hearing complaints about Comcast. The city's cable monopoly has come under scrutiny this year for its poor customer service. Three months ago, city officials said the company had adequately addressed more than 350 complaints.
The board overseeing Savannah's homeless authority has sacked the agency's executive director. Mark Baggett came under scrutiny after city officials froze funding to the authority because of overdue payments. Board members stuck with Baggett for months, however, saying he shouldn't be held responsible for underfunding by federal and state officials.
Officials who oversee millions of dollars in public money for Savannah's homeless services are blaming unpaid insurance payments on chronic underfunding. The Savannah Homeless Authority board voted to keep its top leadership -- even after the city's chief executive threatened to cut off funding to the agency. Board chairman Larry Lee says, the agency can account for every cent and will keep its director.