Hamilton County Commissioners ax measure to require prior approval for matching grants

Hamilton County Commissioners ax measure to require prior approval for matching grants

October 16th, 2013 by Louie Brogdon in Local - Breaking News

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Hammond

Photo by Staff File Photo/Times Free Press.

Hamilton County Commissioners voted down a measure that would require constitutional officers to seek prior approval from the commission before applying for grants that would require a county match.

Sheriff Jim Hammond said early this week the measure would have hamstrung his ability to find grant money for public safety programs.