Funk wants money for cops, not a hotel study … but the money comes from a different pot

Oversized novelty Mayor Mark Funkhouser is back on the job, and he’s firing off angry memos. This one went to City Manager Wayne Cauthen ’cause Funkhouser wants his police funding — not a half-million dollar convention hotel study.

“The money for that project came easily, yet our residents still don’t know if their city government is going to maintain our police force at the current force level,” Funkhouser wrote.

Yeah! You tell ’em, mayor. Except one thing: The money for the hotel study can’t pay for more police (thanks for the facts, Prime Buzz). State law say it’s gotta go toward capital expenditures.

Nice try, though.

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