Council Punts Budget Vote

The Memphis City Council did not approve a city budget during its regularly scheduled meeting Tuesday night as many council members said they had too many questions unanswered by Memphis mayor A C Wharton’s administration.

Instead, the council voted Tuesday to take up the budget again on Tuesday, June 23 at 8:30 a.m.

But here’s a few things the council got done on the budget Tuesday night:

• They approved $100,000 for Hospitality Hub, an organization that provides services to homeless people.
• Approved $200,000 to hire an administrator and two support staffers for the Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board
• The cut more than $340,000 from the budget for new positions in the mayor’s office that wold have been focused on helping more minority businesses get city contracts.

The council adjourned the regular meeting at around 8: 45 p.m.…

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News Blog, Memphis Flyer via http://www.memphisflyer.com/NewsBlog/archives/2015/06/16/council-punts-budget-vote

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