The Chattanooga City Council today decided it would not redirect any of the $75,000 earmarked for minority business development toward a study of gangs in Chattanooga.
The council told Mayor Ron Littlefield the money would have to be found somewhere else.
The Urban League of Greater Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce told the council today that they had agreed tentatively on a joint venture for minority business development. They said details still needed to be worked out and they would come back to the council in two weeks.
In the meantime, the city plans to put out a professional bid on a study of gangs and come back to the council with a specific cost.
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.) ...