Augusta Coliseum Authority On Life Support

Augusta Commissioner Don Grantham will ask his colleagues today to pass a resolution calling on the local legislative delegation to abolish the Coliseum Authority, although they can’t take action until next year. Meanwhile, the city’s lawyers have said Commissioner Jerry Brigham’s proposal to ask all appointees to step down and fill the posts by commissioners and legislators is illegal. Mr. Brigham made the proposal hoping to restore public trust after the civic center’s poor financial performance and a series of embarrassments, including last week’s fight between an authority member and a public activist.