Coppinger sends letters to agency telling them not to expect funding

Coppinger sends letters to agency telling them not to expect funding

March 31st, 2011 by Dan Whisenhunt in Local - Breaking News

In this file photo Jim Coppinger speaks to reporters after taking the oath of office to become Hamilton County Mayor on Jan. 11, 2011.

In this file photo Jim Coppinger speaks to...

Photo by John Rawlston /Times Free Press.

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:

Erlanger Hospital

Health Department

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

Public Library

Social Services Administration

Family and Children's Services

Fortwood Center

Orange Grove

Team Evaluation

CADAS

Children's Advocacy Center

Community Research Council

Aim Center

Signal Centers

Bethlehem Community Sports Academy

Senior Neighbors

Allied Arts

WTCI Public Television

Regional History Museum

Urban League

African American Museum/Bessie Smith Hall