Food City bought out a lot of the Winn-Dixie stores in TN several years ago.
"Any time after the expiration of the initial three-year period, the mayor of any municipality in the county or the county mayor or county executive may propose an amendment to the growth plan by filing notice with the county mayor or county executive and with the mayor of each municipality in the county. Upon receipt of such notice, the county mayor or county executive shall take appropriate action to reconvene or reestablish the coordinating committee within sixty (60) days of the receipt of the notice. Except as provided for in this subdivision (d)(1), the procedures for amending the growth plan shall be the same as the procedures in this section for establishing the original plan."
This article is making a big deal out of something insignificant at this point. Mayor Littlefield is simply initiating the process for amending the city's UGB as required by state law. The first step in that process is sending a letter to the county mayor. Eventually, the county commissioners and every incorporated community in the county will have the opportunity to examine and vote on the proposed changes. Again, its all in state law which the mayor is following.
And she is also a graduate of East Tennessee State University (then East Tennessee Normal School).