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MEDIA ALERT City Manager Greg Burris and Greene County Administrator Chris Coulter will update City Council and the Greene County Commission about urgent law enforcement and criminal justice system issues at a noon meeting Tuesday, April 14 at the Public Safety Center, 330 W. Scott. The update follows a sobering Dec. 9, 2014 meeting, where the two leaders walked the elected officials through a Joint City-County Planning Task Force Report that detailed challenges facing both governmental entities. The report grouped issues into the following “big three” categories: law enforcement and the criminal justice system; unfunded state and federal mandates, and the City and County’s financial stability. Three “urgent issues” emerged from those categories that members suggest need immediate attention. Those include: insufficient jail space and criminal justice capacity; lack of stormwater funding for mandated programs and improvements (which was discussed in February) and the County’s unsustainable financial situation. The County's unsustainable financial situation will be discussed in an upcoming meeting. # # # For more information, contact Cora Scott, Director of Public Information & Civic Engagement, at 417-380-3352.