County Commission approves $2.5M restaurant, hospitality workers relief fund

By , Daily Memphian Updated: January 11, 2021 7:52 PM CT | Published: January 11, 2021 7:52 PM CT

Republican commissioners said their “no” votes were because of concerns about the use of county reserves to create the $2.5 million fund. Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris is asking Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to reimburse the county funding with state money.


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