The City Council is expected to vote tonight in its regularly scheduled business meeting to pump more than $2.3 million of federal stimulus money into depressed neighborhoods.
Beverly Johnson, administrator for the city’s Department of Neighborhood Services and Community Development, said the city brought in about $2.9 million in federal stimulus money. A second round of spending using the leftover $600,000 will be brought up in a matter of weeks, she said.
The money is being used to fund a variety of projects including revitalization of properties in the Bushtown and Orchard Knob neighborhoods, she said.
For complete details, see tomorrow’s Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Cliff has worked for the Times Free Press for five years and covers Chattanooga city government. He previously covered Rhea County, as well as transportation and growth and development in Southeast Tennessee. A native of Maryville, Tenn., Cliff graduated in 2003 from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis on journalism. Before coming to Chattanooga, he was a crime reporter with Hernando Today, a supplement of The Tampa (Fla.) ...