Knox County mayor skips Commission budget session

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Knox County Commission members will conduct a second hearing on county Mayor Mike Ragsdale's proposed budget, and they hope the mayor will appear at it.

Commissioner Craig Leuthold said it's the mayor's budget and he should have been at last week's initial budget session to explain his proposal.

Commissioner Greg "Lumpy" Lambert said it appeared Ragsdale's representatives at the meeting "didn't know a lot" and seemed unprepared.

The Knoxville News Sentinel reported neither Chief Administrative Officer Dwight Van de Vate or mayoral spokeswoman Susanne Dupes returned telephone calls about why Ragsdale did not appear at the hearing on his $1,179,000 budget proposal.


(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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