27 Jul 2017 REVITALIZATION PLATFORMS IN MAYORAL RACE
Downtown revitalization was a major issue in the mayoral campaign during the fall of 1981. At least three candidates had revitalization planks in their platforms, including Edward M. McIntyre. The candidates understood that Augusta needed a mayor and city leadership that embraced downtown revitalization. McIntyre was subsequently elected Mayor of Augusta.
The group of businessmen concerned with downtown Augusta’s deterioration had met with all the mayoral candidates prior to the election, paving the way for cooperation following the election.