Funding for public transportation, the Beck Cultural Center, and the Knoxville Chamber were all on the table tonight, in addition to the school's budget.
Commissioner Brad Anders moved to restore funding to the Knoxville Chamber.
The chamber, Innovation Valley, and the Development Authority faced deep cuts in Mayor Burchett's budget proposal.
Commissioners approved the motion to maintain funding levels at the current amount.
Commissioners took a wait-and-see approach to funding both the Beck Cultural Center and CAC transportation.
Commissioner Sam McKenzie asked for $50,000 for the Beck Center.
Commissioner Amy Broyles initially wanted to raise taxes to fund more public transportation for disabled people and senior citizens, but then amended her request to $300,000.
Commissioners voted to table those issues until the end of the fiscal year.
If there's left over money Anders says they may choose to fund those two initiatives at that time.
While a possible school budget increase is a hot topic for Knox County Commissioners, two other topics are also on the table.
KSCO BUDGET REQUEST
Sheriff JJ Jones asked the mayor for an additional 2.9 million dollars.
He wants to fund a three percent pay increase for all Sheriff's Office employees and an increase on the pay scale for many of them.
Mayor Burchett says that's not going to happen without raising taxes or cutting other services.
PROP TAX FOR TRANSPORTATION
Another proposition on the table, Commissioner Amy Broyles wants a one percent tax increase separate from the school budget's proposal
The money would go to supporting transportation for seniors and the disabled.
Broyles says the tax increase would cost the owner of a $100,000 home more $2.50 a year.
Supporters of the measure say cuts to public transportation mean the elderly and disabled can't get to work or the doctor.