Chattanooga City Council members are expected to cast their first votes on Mayor Andy Berke's $212 million budget plan tonight, approximately three weeks after its unveiling.
For the past two weeks, the group has dissected elements of the mayor's proposal for funding city operations for the next year during budget hearings. Last week, members of the council expressed concerns regarding the city's long-term plans for maintaining and paving roads, as well as its approach to funding the office of internal audit.
The group is scheduled to meet for its third budget hearing this morning at 10 a.m.
Tonight, they're scheduled to vote on the first reading of the budget ordinance.
The budget must pass two readings in order to be approved.
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