published Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Council asks to postpone budget presentation because of Obama’s visit to Chattanooga

Yusuf Hakeem
Yusuf Hakeem

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's office will lay out its budget on Wednesday because of President Barack Obama’s visit to the Scenic City.

Council Chair Yusuf Hakeem said he has asked Berke’s staff to move the meeting to Wednesday so more residents will attend.

“We will ensure that more citizens and city employees have the opportunity to attend this important city presentation and participate in the budgeting process,” Hakeem said in a prepared statement.

Obama is set to visit Chattanooga on Tuesday and plans to tour the Amazon fulfillment center.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work. Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille. When Joy isn't chasing ...

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