City Attorney Mike McMahan today asked the City Council to authorize him to represent the city of Chattanooga in a lawsuit against the recall effort.
McMahan said he would not be representing the mayor in the suit and said the city should join the lawsuit in order to get clarification on different parts of the City Charter. Mayor Ron Littlefield filed a lawsuit in Circuit Court in Hamilton County to stop any recall election or referendum from occurring in the Nov. 2 general election.
The comments were made during the City Council’s Legal and Legislative Committee meeting.
City officials said today the expenses would be time spent by City Attorney staff.
The City Council could vote on the measure tonight.
For more information, read tomorrow’s Times Free Press.
Cliff has worked for the Times Free Press for five years and covers Chattanooga city government. He previously covered Rhea County, as well as transportation and growth and development in Southeast Tennessee. A native of Maryville, Tenn., Cliff graduated in 2003 from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis on journalism. Before coming to Chattanooga, he was a crime reporter with Hernando Today, a supplement of The Tampa (Fla.) ...