Chattanooga City Council unanimously votes to approve the first reading of Mayor Andy Berke's pension reform.
The vote is the first of three that will usher in changes to the firefighter and police officer's pension and is estimated to save the city $227 million over 26 years.
"This is an important moment for this council and for our city," Berke said.
Joy Lukachick is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press Since 2009, she's covered breaking news, high-profile trials, stories of lost lives and of regained hope and done investigative work. Raised near the Bayou, Joy’s hometown is along the outskirts of Baton Rouge, La. She has a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from Louisiana State University. While at LSU, Joy was a staff writer for the Daily Reveille. When Joy isn't chasing ...