Coppinger sends Ron Littlefield letter about sales tax agreement

Coppinger sends Ron Littlefield letter about sales tax agreement

April 7th, 2011 by Dan Whisenhunt in Local - Breaking News

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger speaks to the Regional Health Council on Monday about possible plans to cut the Health Department's budget if a sales tax agreement with the city of Chattanooga expires. Staff photo by Dan Henry/Chattanooga Times Free Press

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Letter from Mayor Coppinger to Mayor Littlefield

Hamilton County Mayor Jim Coppinger on Wednesday sent a letter to Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield asking the city to help it come up with a plan to fund four agencies funded under the tax agreement.

The agreement will expire in May and city officials say they have no intention of renewing it before then.

Coppinger's letter seeks to work out funding for the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Health Department, Erlanger Health Systems, Emergency Services and the Regional Planning Agency.

"The first three of these agencies were jointly supported before the expiring agreement was established and we ask that they continue to be jointly supported by our respective governments," Coppinger wrote.

Coppinger asked the city to respond to the letter by April 15.


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