City Council starts budget ‘Super Bowl’ at convention center

By , Daily Memphian Published: May 01, 2021 3:05 PM CT

The retreat Saturday, May 1, marks the first in-person council meeting in more than a year. It included new details of $16 million in bonuses to city employees in Mayor Jim Strickland’s $716 million budget proposal and a flap over whether team-building exercises and a tour of the Renasant Convention Center were open to reporters.


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