Flanked by local police, federal investigators and federal prosecutors, Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke stood in the U.S. Attorney's Office here Monday and revealed a preview of the federal-local partnership he hopes will put the city's most violent criminals in prison.
As the crowd streamed from last week's Chattanooga City Council meeting, Collegedale Detective Kat Cooper stood on the lawn and faced a gathering group.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke named a member of top leadership team Thursday to replace outgoing Andrew Kean as the city's chief operating officer.
The Chattanooga City Council unanimously voted Tuesday night to give Mayor Andy Berke nearly $100,000 to bring in a consulting firm to help implement the key part of next year's city budget.
After eight weeks of debate among residents over whether it's fair or immoral to extend benefits to partners of city employees in same-sex relationships, city officials announced a public hearing next week.
The first firm proposal put forth to stabilize Chattanooga's public safety retirement fund and rein in spiraling costs would save the city $126 million over the next 25 years.
Mayor Andy Berke is asking the City Council to spend $100,000 on a consulting firm to implement next year's budget, but some council members wonder why a third party is needed to perform one of the administration's primary responsibilities.
Since a third-party vendor took over billing for sewer service in January, thousands of Chattanoogans have stopped paying their bills.
Chattanooga’s current fire and police pension quagmire has its roots in 1990s-era reforms aimed at pruning top-heavy management ranks.
Meredith Edwards started working as Chattanooga’s designated federal prosecutor this week as part of Mayor Andy Berke’s public safety initiative.
When Chattanooga officials voted on the city’s $212 million budget, a handful of residents showed up to learn what their tax dollars were paying for. Yet an ordinance that hasn’t even been introduced is drawing crowds that pack the seats at City Council meetings with protesters and supporters.
Chattanooga City Council members unanimously voted Tuesday to hire a leading national criminologist for $240,000 to teach local leaders his strategy on reducing violence city-wide.
A federal prosecutor funded by Chattanooga dollars went to work Monday.
For a decade, Tennessee has been ranked among the nation's 10 most violent states.
Despite an upcoming audit of the McKamey Animal Center, months of bickering among its board members and a questionable bonus for its director, one Chattanooga City Council member said the city is partly to blame for the center's operational troubles.