published Wednesday, September 25th, 2013

Hamilton County Commission to consider posting discretionary spending online

Hamilton County Commissioners agreed today to consider a vote to have discretionary funds posted online.

Commissioner Marty Haynes made the motion to have a resolution drafted, filling a campaign promise to bring more transparency to the funds. Commissioner Joe Graham said he would second the motion.

In addition to the online posting, Chairman Fred Skillern said he would like for commissioners to be supplied with quarterly reports on the fund spending as well. He said the reports should include all records of spending for commissioners from the start of their terms to present.

The measure is expected to be on the agenda for the Oct. 16 commission meeting.

about Louie Brogdon...

Louie Brogdon began reporting with the Chattanooga Times Free Press in February 2013. Before he came to the Scenic City, Louie lived on St. Simons Island, Ga. and covered crime, courts, environment and government at the Brunswick News, a 17,000-circulation daily on the Georgia coast. While there, he was awarded for investigative reporting on police discipline and other law enforcement issues by the Georgia Press Association. For the Times Free Press, Louie covers Hamilton County ...

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