published Tuesday, June 28th, 2011

Council approves city budget, website redesign


by Cliff Hightower

The Chattanooga City Council approved a $201 million budget tonight 8-0 on its second and final reading.

The council will come back in two weeks for a special-called meeting to focus on agency expenditures, which was left out of the budget intentionally.

The council also voted 6-2 to authorize Maycreate LLC to redesign the city website.

For more information, read tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

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wade_hinkle said...

Wow - $328,000 dollars for a redesign on the city's website. I could have done it for a whole lot cheaper. The older I get the more I realize how out of touch our city, state and national leaders really are. Is there not anything else that we might spend the money on. Certain budgets were cut due to not enough money that are more important then a website.

June 28, 2011 at 9:17 p.m.
MasterChefLen said...

This just proves that morons (Mayor Littlefield and his "rubberstamp city council") run the city of Chattanooga.

June 28, 2011 at 9:54 p.m.
bpqd said...

I continue my offer to redesign the city's website for near $14,000.

June 28, 2011 at 11:45 p.m.
klugermann said...

I'm ashamed that the City Council have agreed to spend this money at the same time they are cutting vital services to the citizens of Chattanooga. The 'design' firm (Maycreate) has a cozy relationship with Littlefield and his adminstration which should have been carefully investigated. The bulk of the money will be paid to a Nashville firm. There were lower bids which should have been given more attention. Other options, including having our local universities take on the work, should have been considered. Shame on you, Littlefield! Shame on our City Council members!

June 29, 2011 at 8:47 a.m.
sandyonsignal said...

No L4F, $14,000 for website and review is not too cheap. Soddy Daisy's website was free. Signal Mountain paid $2500. The sad thing is they all dissed their old website and they paid a whopping $300k for that 8 years ago. Of course technology changes, but they way overpaid then. Sound like cronyism at work. Wonder how they chose this bid for $328,000 for a website? Most expensive ever.

June 29, 2011 at 8:47 a.m.
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