Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield is holding a $250 per person fundraising effort to battle efforts to recall him as mayor.
The mayor has sent out fliers across the community advertising the reception, which is slated for Thursday, Sept. 15.
Littlefield writes in the letter that the legal battle has resulted in legal fees of more than $50,000.
“I am not a wealthy person, but I do have a sense of responsibility to make sure that these costs are covered,” Littlefield wrote in the flier.
The mayor successfully fought off a recall effort last year. The matter is now in the Tennessee Court of Appeals awaiting a decision.
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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.) ...