In front of about 35 current and retired police officers and firefighters, retired Chattanooga Police Sgt. Kirk Salter stepped to the podium.
Firefighters and police officers got their first chance to publicly sound off on the proposed changes to their pension plan.
A 6-3 City Council vote Tuesday evening means that two Chattanooga police officers fired for beating a federal inmate won't return to the force.
Chattanooga officials announced tonight a settlement has been reached involving two Chattanooga police officers fired for beating a federal inmate and neither officer will return to work.
Mayor Andy Berke may have to ask the City Council to revise a city ordinance in order to hire the best candidate for police chief.
After months of debate over where to cut the pensions of Chattanooga police and firefighters, union leaders and officials arrived at Wednesday morning's negotiations prepared for the worst.
The proposed changes to Chattanooga's police and fire pension plan that Mayor Andy Berke blessed Thursday would hike employee contributions by as much as 37 percent and cut cost-of-living raises to save the city as much as $200 million over 26 years.
Despite public opposition, the Chattanooga Housing Authority is expected to close on the sale of the city's second largest public housing site to Lakewood Realty Group on Jan. 15.
The City Council grilled the Chattanooga Homeless Coalition leader Tuesday for not planning ahead of time how to keep the city's only overnight cold shelter open and then at the last minute put the burden on city officials.
Without taking a vote, the City Council sent to a referendum vote in August the controversial ordinance that offers benefits to city employee's gay or straight partners.
It may get easier for Chattanooga's city employees to decide whether to run for one of the 31 partisan races up for grabs in Hamilton County this year if Councilman Chris Anderson's ordinance passes.
Chattanooga’s new parking regime is either hurting local businesses or re-energizing the Scenic City’s downtown core. It depends on whom you ask.
A plan to negotiate an out-of-court settlement to a legal battle involving two Chattanooga police officers fired for beating a federal inmate is likely off the table, according to a city official.
With 1,300 to 1,600 people in Chattanooga waiting for federal housing vouchers, there are different schools of thought on how to increase the city's limited stock of low-income housing.
Derrick Stubbs died a little over a year ago inside a prison cell intended to keep him safe.
If Chattanooga is awarded a new state grant next year, officials will narrow Broad Street to build the first protected bike lane in the city from M.L. King Boulevard to the road's end at the Tennessee Aquarium.
One thing was clear by the end of Thursday night's community forum to discuss how to make the city's streets safer — city officials have their work cut out.
An idea to hike Chattanooga fire and police employees' pension contributions by 40 percent or more and set the retirement age at 58 provoked a frenzy in the ranks Thursday, though City Hall denounced it and a city consultant said it wasn't seriously being studied.
Live updates from the SPEAK NO EVIL forum.
During today's Fire and Police Pension Board meeting, firefighters and officers balked at the latest round of cuts Mayor Andy Berke's task force is considering.
The Chattanooga City Council voted 8-0 to extend the current 5-year-old contract with McKamey Animal Center for animal control services through June.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke has extended the deadline for his 18-member task force to find ways to cut the police and firefighters retirement plan.
In the midst of a massive transformation in how Chattanooga fights crime, the city's police department is losing a century's worth of senior police leadership.
The Hamilton County Election Commission formalized on Monday what officials have already announced — that petitioners gathered enough valid signatures to force the city to repeal the same-sex benefit ordinance or let the public decide in a vote next year.
Hamilton County Election Commission attorney Chris Clem resigned from his position this morning.
When Tim Moreland talks about his work to use government data to solve community dilemmas like insufficient affordable housing, he watches as people's eyes glaze over.
Neighbors in Lincoln Park say a top city official threatened that Mayor Andy Berke might pull the plug on an initiative to save their historic park if they don't stop complaining.
Nonprofit organizations that rely on money from Chattanooga taxpayers to fund after-school programs, adult disability education, programs for rape victims and a plethora of other social services will be required more than ever to defend their need for money in the next city budget.
Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke gave a communitywide update Wednesday on his plan to reduce violence in the Scenic City. It occurred at an invitation-only meeting at City Hall.
The legal morass sparked by the beating of a federal inmate at the hands of two Chattanooga police officers has stretched over nearly a year, but city officials hope to end it by Jan. 1.
A local developer was shut down Tuesday night by a City Council 6-2 vote to expand his upscale strip mall in East Brainerd to include a restaurant.
City officials estimate that only about 2 percent of the businesses Chattanooga contracts with are minority-owned firms.
Pension administrators are balking at suggested changes that would significantly alter police officers' and firefighters' retirement plan while saving the city $400 million over the next 30 years.
For the third time, theMcKamey Animal Center's governing body attempted to kick off a board member who questioned the former executive director's $10,000 bonus and triggered a city investigation.
A conservative group seeking to overturn a new domestic partner benefits ordinance has already managed to effectively stop enrollment planned for the spring.
Hixson Pike residents left the Chattanooga City Council angry Tuesday night after being on the losing side of a 5-4 split vote to prevent their annexation.
The Hamilton County Election Commission has verified enough signatures on a petition to repeal the city's controversial domestic benefits ordinance.
Today is the deadline for a local conservative group to submit enough signatures to force a public vote on whether Chattanooga city employees' gay or straight unmarried partners should receive health insurance and other benefits.
Ten years ago, Scott McKenzie gave the city money to fly an American flag across Veterans Bridge when his father, a retired Coast Guard captain, turned 90.
Chattanooga's credit rating for its existing general obligation bonds was upgraded from a AA+ credit rating to AAA, the highest possible rating assigned to bonds.
The Chattanooga City Council recently approved a $7.8 million project to seal pipes from East Brainerd to the edge of Ooltewah, one of the biggest projects in the long list of federally mandated fixes to the city's 130-year-old sewer system.
Chattanooga Lookouts owner Frank Burke plans to donate the AT&T Field stadium to River City Co., attorneys said, making a future deal for the sale of the team franchise more attractive for a potential buyer.
Across Chattanooga, many pastors of large church congregations are asking their members to sign a petition that would force the City Council to either repeal the controversial domestic partner ordinance passed last week or put it on the August 2014 ballot.
With five weeks to go to meet the Chattanooga mayor's deadline, some members of a task force working to reform the city's fire and police pension plan aren't sure if they can come up with a solution in time.
Petition attempt approved amid spat, 4,460 signatures needed
The Hamilton County Election Commission chairman said Wednesday that state officials put him in a compromising situation when they advised him to call a special meeting to review a petition aimed at repealing the city's newly approved domestic partner benefit ordinance.
The Hamilton County Election Commission approved a petition, giving opponents the green light to start collecting signatures to request the domestic partner benefit be put forth as a referendum vote.
With a final 5-3 vote, the Chattanooga City Council paved the way for employees to sign up next year to add their domestic partners, whether gay or heterosexual, to their insurance plans for the first time.
Tonight, Chattanooga could become the third city in Tennessee to offer benefits to employees' gay or unmarried straight partners -- an option that didn't exist for public workers anywhere in the state three months ago.
A proposal to expand city benefits to employees’ domestic partners has already won preliminary approval from the Chattanooga City Council, but opponents aren’t giving up.
After two months of public debate among residents across the Scenic City, members of the City Council spoke their mind en route to taking the first step toward making Chattanooga the third city in Tennessee to offer benefits to employees in same-sex and other domestic partnerships.