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Dave Clark: Kingsport BMA should assert itself and rein in city’s bureaucracy

DAVE CLARK • Jul 10, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Despite the BMA’s guidance not to finance projects in excess of debt roll-off, the city manager has promoted a capital expenditure plan that doubles that debt. In addition, he is now pushing to purchase the old National Guard Armory, which in addition to the acquisition cost will entail a multi-million dollar renovation, a consequence which likely would not be apparent up front. Clearly, spending has gotten out of control.

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