Herenton Presents His Budget
As expected, Mayor Willie Herenton presented the City Council Tuesday with a no-tax-increase budget, but he got some sharp questioning about school funding that sets the stage for future battles.
April 22, 2009 at 9:38AM
City Councilman Jim Strickland got Herenton to admit that the budget he presented is based on the same tax rate as last year, when the council cut the contribution to schools by $56 million. If a court orders the city to put that back, the council, not the mayor, will be on the hot seat.