Augusta Commission to Examine Audit Findings, COVID Situation and Cigar Lounges


AUGUSTA, Ga (WRDW / WAGT) – The Augusta Commission will meet today at 2:00 pm in the Lee N. Beard Commission Room at the Augusta-Richmond County Municipal Building.

You can watch the meeting online at

Here are some highlights of the agenda:

  • the Mayor’s internal audit findings on credit card spending will be presented to the committee. Commissioners will have the opportunity to ask any questions that they believe were not answered in the conclusions.
  • Commissioners will get a presentation from health experts on how the delta variant affects Augusta. They will also discuss any potential adjustments to the city’s mask policies. The latest recommendation from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention is that everyone, vaccinated or not, wear masks indoors.
  • The committee will consider a motion to amend the Smoke-Free Workplace Ordinance to allow cigar lounges. A coalition of local and national public health groups sent a letter to the commission, urging the panel to oppose the motion. the coalition included the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association and the Americans for Non-Smokers’ Rights in response.


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