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:
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
Social Services Administration
Family and Children's Services
Children's Advocacy Center
Community Research Council
Bethlehem Community Sports Academy
WTCI Public Television
Regional History Museum
African American Museum/Bessie Smith Hall
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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