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July 10, 2007

County Commission Tax Vote Thursday

The latest news on our favorite online breaking local news source (or press release distributor, however you see it) is that the county is backing off some of the largest pay raises that had been planned, as well as that Commissioner Bill Hullander is trying to convince them to hold off on voting in a property tax increase until next year, after the next assessment cycle.

This is an interesting time to watch the Hamilton County Commission, because typically Hullander is in lockstep with Commissioners Skillern and Adams. But it's Curtis Adams who has been pushing the hardest for a tax increase. To all appearances, his radical shift away from being an anti-tax leader to pro-tax pusher has little even to do with the absence of his schoolyard foe Jesse Register, and more to do with the promise of a new school in his district. (To be clear, Fred Skillern is against the proposed tax increase, along with Commissioner Hullander.)

I will be attending the 9:30 a.m. meeting this Thursday, and covering the vote here at TennesseeTicket.com. Does anyone know if video cameras are allowed to be taken in by average citizens? I would like to do some recording, including that of some reactions by the attendees.

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Government | By joe lance | 09:49 PM