Part 2: Battle on Budgeting, Tough Choices & Communication

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle was first elected in 2008, when the recession hit.

In this segment of Leadership Perspectives, Mayor Battle talks about the challenge of creating a budget during a recession and making the tough choices that go along with this process.

Mayor Battle also talks about new people on his leadership team, including engineers, infrastructure, and others who are contributing to the mission of our city's growth.

He also talks about the need for communication, and the importance of sharing information with the news media and the public instead of hiding it.