Some Shelby County Commissioners are questioning the $35 million cost for a new emergency-operations center that would bring together the various agencies (Memphis Fire, Shelby County Fire, Memphis Police, Shelby County Sheriff) under one very-protected and disaster-proofed roof.
Some City Council members are questioning Mayor Wharton's priorities for the city budget, which calls for closing two libraries (Cossitt and Highland) and two nine-hole golf courses (Overton and Riverside). Councilman Jim Strickland wants Wharton to roll back the 8 percent raises the Council approved over the previous two budget cycles, which would save $28 million. ""I think this shows a terrible lack of judgment," said Strickland.
Just a few weeks after helping broker peace between Memphis and Memphis City Schools, Councilman Harold Collins gets into a name-calling contest with MCS officials. On this they agree: Somebody's telling lies.