Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett Breaks Down The 2015 Budget

May 1, 2014

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett speaks with members of the media after his budget presentation, Thursday, May 1, 2014.
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Thursday morning, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett formally presented his budget proposal for fiscal year 2015, which begind July 1. Burchett describes the $730-million spending plan as conservative, because it accounts only for natural growth in tax revenues collected from property owners and businesses. It includes no tax increase.

Mayor Burchett joined WUOT All Things Considered host Brandon Hollingsworth to explain his budget priorities, the effect of low tax revenues and the latest on proposed pay raises for Knox County school system employees.

Read the proposed Knox County FY 2015 budget here (PDF file). And find a schedule for Mayor Burchett's public budget meetings here.