County imposes hiring freeze and review to hold line on ‘tight’ budget

By , Daily Memphian Updated: July 13, 2020 10:46 PM CT | Published: July 13, 2020 10:46 PM CT

The proposal comes as County Mayor Lee Harris has 46 requests from other countywide elected officials to add positions two weeks into the new fiscal year. Harris also served notice Monday that next budget season he will be back with some kind of proposal to raise revenues to avoid layoffs and cuts in services that are a real possibility this fiscal year.


Shelby County Commission Lee Harris 2020 budget season
Bill Dries

Bill Dries

Bill Dries covers city government and politics. He is a native Memphian and has been a reporter for more than 40 years.

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