Residents Upset Over Rising Crime and Taxes
Recall of Chattanooga Mayor Moves Ahead
The effort to recall Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield is moving ahead again.
A state appeals court has thrown out a judge's ruling that temporarily blocked the effort.
The decision yesterday by the Tennessee Court of Appeals puts the disputed recall petition back before the Hamilton County Election Commission.
Reporter Cliff Hightower is covering the story for the Chattanooga Times-Free Press. He says some residents are upset over a growing crime rate, perceived corruption, and higher taxes.
A Spokesperson for Mayor Littlefield says that the recall effort has been, as he put it, “a costly distraction and a deterrent" to progress in the community.