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April 15, 2001

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Talk of a new NBA arena has overwhelmed almost all discussion of other City business.Ê But the City of Memphis dedicates 26 percent of every property tax dollar collected to schools, and almost 60 percent of the City's General Fund is spent on public safety.ÊÊ

Mayor Herenton gives his budget speech next week.Ê What are his priorities?Ê Will the proposed arena crowd out otherÊplanned expenditures?Ê And how are the various demands for road improvements, new parks, and more police weighed?Ê

The man in charge of the process is Memphis Chief Administrative Officer Rick Masson.Ê He'll answer these and other questions on this week's edition of "Smart City."Ê You can hear it at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 15, on the WKNO-FM Stations.Ê (90.1 and 91.1)

Get weekly highlights from "Smart City" by registering here.Ê You can also hear "Smart City" on the Web at WKNO-FM in the Public Newsroom.

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