published Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Coppinger sends letters to agency telling them not to expect funding

by Dan Whisenhunt
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    In this file photo Jim Coppinger speaks to reporters after taking the oath of office to become Hamilton County Mayor on Jan. 11, 2011.
    Photo by John Rawlston /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger on March 25 sent a letter to jointly-funded agencies informing them that, due to the anticipated expiration of the sales tax agreement with the city of Chattanooga, they will no longer receive funding from the county. (Coppinger later informed the Times Free Press that not all of these agencies received a letter from his office and that Erlanger hospital would still be fully funded.)

The agencies are:

Erlanger Hospital

Health Department

Speech and Hearing Center

Children's Home (Chambliss Shelter)

J. Johnson Mental Health Center

Veteran's Service Office

Convention and Visitor's Bureau

Civil Defense (Emergency Services)

County- City Planning Commission

Scenic Cities Beautiful Commission

Public Library

Social Services Administration

Family and Children's Services

Fortwood Center

Orange Grove

Team Evaluation


Children's Advocacy Center

Community Research Council

Aim Center

Signal Centers

Bethlehem Community Sports Academy

Senior Neighbors

Allied Arts

WTCI Public Television

Regional History Museum

Urban League

African American Museum/Bessie Smith Hall

about Dan Whisenhunt...

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 ...

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MasterChefLen said...

It is so nice that idiot Mayor Littlefied and his "rubberstamp" city council can cause so much damage to the city of Chattanooga and Hamilton County.

March 31, 2011 at 5 p.m.
rosewater said...

I'm wondering how Dan won first place for best in-depth news coverage in the 2010 Alabama Press Association contest.

This is a tweet with a cut and paste list beneath it.

March 31, 2011 at 5:13 p.m.
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