A Westside resident asking for a public meeting about a Purpose Built community spurred the City Council on Tuesday to call an information meeting about public housing.
The council voted 7-2 to ask Chattanooga Housing Authority to provide more knowledge on public housing in the city.
"I'd like to have an informational meeting with the CHA," said Council Chairwoman Pam Ladd, who helped spur the vote.
Karl Epperson, a 25-year resident of Westside, came before the council at the end of its regularly-scheduled business meeting and asked the council to be more proactive. He pointed out the council held a meeting almost a month ago about the Purpose Built communities but yet had no public input.
"We still want a public forum," he said.
Mayor Ron Littlefield held a meeting with residents last week, but council members were not informed of the meeting.
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.) ...