Chattanooga Tourism Co. protests effort to freeze funding in Hamilton County budget

Staff Photo by Robin Rudd / Chattanooga Tourism Co. President and CEO Barry White speaks at an event at the Chattanooga Convention Center on Aug. 24.
Staff Photo by Robin Rudd / Chattanooga Tourism Co. President and CEO Barry White speaks at an event at the Chattanooga Convention Center on Aug. 24.

Claiming it could hamper the region's tourism economy and jeopardize ongoing programs, the Chattanooga Tourism Co. is opposing an effort by Hamilton County Mayor Weston Wamp to freeze its funding and potentially use the growth in revenue to enhance county recreational opportunities.

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