published Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

Chattanooga City Council to vote on spending money to defend councilman in lawsuit


by Cliff Hightower
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The Chattanooga City Council is set to vote tonight on whether to spend taxpayer money to defend Councilman Jack Benson in a lawsuit.

Benson and Chattanooga are being sued by Bassam Issa, owner of the ANT Group. Issa tried unsuccessfully to have a tract of land rezoned from residential to commercial use on Gunbarrel Road so he could build an International House of Pancakes restaurant.

Issa has brought two different lawsuits — one against the city and the other against Benson.

For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.

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