Hamilton County Commissioners began day two of their annual budget hearings this morning, listening to the requests of a blend of outside agencies and other government entities.
The first up is the Assessor of Property, whose $3.6 million budget request is a $157,951 increase over last year. The total of all budget requests the commission will hear — $15.7 million — is $1.6 million more than the commission provided for these agencies last year.
The budget requests call for cutting $427,539 from the Tennessee Riverpark, but adds $1.6 million to the Enterprise South Nature Park budget. The budget requests also call for cutting $102,728 out of the Regional Planning Agency.
Dan Whisenhunt covers Hamilton County government for the Times Free Press. A native of Mobile, Ala., Dan earned a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Alabama. He won first place for best in-depth news coverage in the 2010 Alabama Press Association contest; the FOI-First Amendment Award in the 2007 Alabama Press Association contest; first place for best public service story in the Alabama AP Managing Editors contest in 2009 for economic coverage; and ...