published Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

Chattanooga: City pumping millions into revitalizing neighborhoods

by Cliff Hightower

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.

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seyville said...

They'd do best to get rid of neighborhood services altogether, use the money they're spending out in salaries and instead offer the money directly to the community in the form of grants to help the people revitalize their property. Punishing people with fines and hauling them into court only take much needed income away from the community rather than helping to revitalize those communities and allowing them to become self sustaining.

April 27, 2010 at 5:43 p.m.
Lockandload said...

Why not put that money into the job market and local economy? If people let their neighborhoods go in the tank, that's on them. I'm tired of my tax dollars getting wasted on "feel good" garbage like this.

April 28, 2010 at 2:10 a.m.
mrnicecat said...

The people in these neighborhoods are responsible for they way they look. It takes very little effort to clean your yard, wash your house and be tidy. Lazy does as lazy is, and will keep doing the same.

April 28, 2010 at 3:53 a.m.
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