The Chattanooga City Council approved a first reading of the 2012-13 fiscal year capital budget 5-2 tonight.
Mayor Ron Littlefield amended the budget suddenly Tuesday, throwing in money for a new indoor firing range for police. Councilwoman Deborah Scott laid down concerns ranging from repairs to the 21st Century Waterfront and more money needed for road paving.
Councilman Russell Gilbert and Councilwoman Deborah Scott vote no. Councilman Peter Murphy abstained and Councilwoman Sally Robinson was absent from the meeting.
The council will have the second and final reading next Tuesday.
For more information, read tomorrow’s edition of the Times Free Press.
Cliff has worked for the Times Free Press for five years and covers Chattanooga city government. He previously covered Rhea County, as well as transportation and growth and development in Southeast Tennessee. A native of Maryville, Tenn., Cliff graduated in 2003 from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis on journalism. Before coming to Chattanooga, he was a crime reporter with Hernando Today, a supplement of The Tampa (Fla.) ...