City council members prepare for final budget votes - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

City council members prepare for final budget votes

(File photo) (File photo)

(WMC-TV) - As Memphis residents brace for a tax hike, city council members are coming up with last-minute solutions to ease the blow.

Tensions are expected to run high at Tuesday's Memphis City Council meeting, when the council takes final votes on the tax rate and the budget.

Monday, Council Chairman Edmund Ford, Jr. and Councilman Harold Collins released separate proposals to solve the city's financial crisis.

Meanwhile, all eyes are on Councilman Lee Harris, who was not at the last meeting, which ended without a vote.

Tonight at 6 p.m., Action News 5's Kontji Anthony will have a preview of the proposals on the table and Councilman Harris will reveal where he stands on the sticking points at hand.

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