See Lancaster officials expressed shock Thursday after Lancaster City Council voted to yank away $198,000 in funding for the promotions and tourism group.
After a closed-door session, council voted:
• To fund See Lancaster $27,829 of its $36,829 shortfall to pay staff salaries through the end of the month
• To initiate an independent audit of the group at the city's expense
• To cut the group's $198,000 from the city's proposed 2008-09 budget
All the votes were unanimous, with Councilman Audrey Curry and Preston Blackmon not present.