published Thursday, July 25th, 2013

Council asks to postpone budget presentation because of Obama’s visit to Chattanooga

Yusuf Hakeem
Yusuf Hakeem

Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's office will lay out its budget on Wednesday because of President Barack Obama’s visit to the Scenic City.

Council Chair Yusuf Hakeem said he has asked Berke’s staff to move the meeting to Wednesday so more residents will attend.

“We will ensure that more citizens and city employees have the opportunity to attend this important city presentation and participate in the budgeting process,” Hakeem said in a prepared statement.

Obama is set to visit Chattanooga on Tuesday and plans to tour the Amazon fulfillment center.

about Joy Lukachick Smith...

Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...

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