Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Sneak peek of proposed Knox budget

Mayor Burchett
Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett needs an additional $19 million to cover everything the executive branch department heads and other elected leaders have so far requested in his proposed upcoming budget.

And that doesn't include any money the school system needs to close a $9 million gap in order to maintain its current level of services.

The mayor, however, says "he doesn't see it happening."

"The title of this budget is 'There will be no government growth,'" Burchett said. "We want to maintain the level of funding we have for things that are important . . . and I'm not looking to cut departments, but I'm not looking to increasing them, either."

Burchett will publicly unveil what he called a "tight" budget on May 1.

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