Mayor's Budget Presentation

This is the week we find out how bad it is for the City of Knoxville, at least in Mayor Bill Haslam's estimation. Haslam on Friday will be giving his annual budget address before dignitaries and press, before he puts it before City Council consideration, a process that's sure to be fun in the current economic climate. This is not a public event, but it is important enough to merit this space. And it will be getting some heavy news coverage on Friday, noon when Haslam is expected to give the address from Mary Costa Plaza, behind the Knoxville Civic Auditorium.