Hamilton County Commission passed a resolution today expressing disapproval of individuals camping on county property and appointing Chairman Larry Henry to take enforcement action against them.
The move, which passed 8-1, is aimed at Occupy Chattanooga, which pitched tents on the County Courthouse lawn last month.
The resolution wasn’t on this week’s agenda or mentioned in last week’s agenda session, but was passed around by County Attorney Rheubin Taylor during today’s meeting.
The resolution states that “in recent days individuals have pitched tents and otherwise set up structures/camp on the Hamilton County Courthouse lawn in an effort to have an extended stay on said property in violation of certain City of Chattanooga ordinances, Hamilton County Zoning Regulations, and the laws of the State of Tennessee.”
For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.
Ansley Haman covers Hamilton County government. A native of Spring City, Tenn., she grew up reading the Chattanooga Times and Chattanooga Free Press, which sparked her passion for journalism. Ansley's happy to be home after a decade of adventures in more than 20 countries and 40 states. She gathered stories while living, working and studying in Swansea, Wales, Cape Town, South Africa, Washington, D.C., Atlanta, Ga., and Knoxville, Tenn. Along the way, she interned for ...