Going into negotiations with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's pension reform task force, Fire and Police Pension Board members fought against changes they said would force police and firefighters out the door.
As dozens of police and firefighters packed a meeting room for their last chance to publicly address proposed changes to their pension plan before today's scheduled vote, Fire Capt. Tim Zink questioned why the city is cutting his paycheck.
As a group of District 7 residents collects signatures in a bid to recall Chris Anderson, the openly gay Chattanooga city councilman fought back Tuesday by filing a lawsuit to throw out the petition, claiming it is discriminatory and unconstitutional.
Before the Fire and Police Pension Board votes Thursday whether to approve pension reform, officials will have to answer the latest barrage of questions on whether it's legal to alter officers' and firefighters' retirement.
Despite District 7 Chattanooga Councilman Chris Anderson's complaint that the recall effort to unseat him is unconstitutional, election officials gave residents approval on Thursday to start collecting signatures on a petition.
Chattanooga City Council Chairman Yusuf Hakeem released a strategic plan outlining the priorities of the council that identified reducing crime, repurposing vacant city property, promoting small business, finding additional revenue sources and supporting vocational education as key priorities.
As businesses across town shut down early in anticipation of a thick blanket of snow, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke's pension task force held its final meeting to unveil the latest proposal aimed at putting the fire and police retirement plan on a financially sound path.
To generate more leads on suspects involved in shootings, the Chattanooga Police Department will revamp the way investigators collect and share information in the department.
Putting aside reservations about traffic, the City Council on Tuesday unanimously took the first step to approve a $100 million development expected to bring hundreds of jobs along with high-end apartments, restaurants and retail that could change the face of Hixson along Highway 153.
The City Council will decide tonight whether to give a local developer approval to build the largest commercial project in Chattanooga since Hamilton Place mall, adding $2 million annually to the city and county tax base.
A letter dated Monday addressed to the Hamilton County Election Commission from Chris Anderson’s attorney denounces a recall effort directed at Anderson as unconstitutional and discriminatory.
Two men were fatally gunned down in different areas of Chattanooga on Feb. 1.
For the past three years, local veterinarians have paid several hundred dollars a year for the city to pick up the bodies of euthanized pets and take them to McKamey Animal Center for cremation.
In single file, more than three dozen firefighters and police officers, active and retired, marched to Tuesday's City Council meeting waving signs in bold shades of blue and red.
A new ethics code issued by Mayor Andy Berke puts city administrators and anyone appointed by the mayor to a city board or agency on notice that any behavior that reflects negatively on the city will not be tolerated.