In a late night news release, Augusta Mayor Hardie Davis yesterday called for the city to conduct an audit on city credit card usage. Davis has come under scrutiny by local media for his inability to produce receipts for thousands of dollars of credit-card spending.
Multiple open records requests filed for copies of invoices or receipts for credit card charges have gone unanswered. A large of portion of those receipts are missing.
Other charges have gone without explanation, including thousands of dollars in PayPal payments to former and current employees.
The mayor’s office requested an additional three weeks to to respond to a specific request for invoices or receipts for 2021 credit card charges for 2021. The city-set deadline to provide the documents is today, June 15.
See the mayor’s credit card statements below