Questions linger about Hamilton County’s decision to pull funding from Sankofa, Urban League

Staff Photo by Robin Rudd /  Commissioners, from left, Greg Beck and Lee Helton confer during a meeting of the Hamilton County Commission in 2022. Beck was the only commissioner to vote against a resolution brought by Helton on Nov. 15 that diverted funds originally set aside for two nonprofits.
Staff Photo by Robin Rudd / Commissioners, from left, Greg Beck and Lee Helton confer during a meeting of the Hamilton County Commission in 2022. Beck was the only commissioner to vote against a resolution brought by Helton on Nov. 15 that diverted funds originally set aside for two nonprofits.


At the end of the board's regularly scheduled business meeting Nov. 15, Hamilton County Commissioner Lee Helton, R-East Brainerd, introduced a late addition to the panel's agenda: Clawing back $850,000 in federal pandemic funds previously set aside for two local nonprofits.

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