Chattanooga City Council gave Mayor Andy Berke's $216 million budget their first stamp of approval.
The 8-1 vote was made after the mayor's office agreed to a last minute amendment to raise the city's road paving budget to $3 million.
Councilman Larry Grohn asked for more details on the what items were cut from the budget but the City Council voted to go ahead and vote on the amendment.
See Tomorrow's Times Free Press for complete details.
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 ...