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WELCOME TO THE CHATTANOOGA CITY COUNCILChattanooga City Council

(Left to right: Darrin Ledford, Jenny Hill, Isiah Hester, Carol Berz, Chip Henderson, Ken Smith, Raquetta Dotley, Marvene Noel, and Demetrus Coonrod. Photo: Lawson Whitaker Photography)

QUICK LINKS

Current Agenda Open Records Requests
Committee Schedule Council Meeting Stream 
FY2023 Proposed Budgets Agenda Session & Committees Streams 
Police Advisory & Review Committee Strategic Planning - 6/7/22 at 2:00 p.m. (re: budget deliberations)
Council's Rules of Operation District Lookup
2021-25 Committee Listing Plan of Work 2022-23
Proposed Redistricting Information Public Notices

FY 2023 BUDGET PROCESS

Below are the dates to remember and participate in the FY 2023 budget process:

May 31, 2022 - 6:00-7:00 p.m.: Public Input Session (limited to 2 min. each speaker) - Location: Assembly Room

June 7, 2022 -  2:00 p.m.: Strategic Planning meeting; Council deliberations of budget ordinances - Location: Assembly Room
6:00 p.m. Council meeting: 1st reading of budget ordinances - Location: Assembly Room

June 14, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. Council meeting: 2nd reading of budget ordinances (dependant upon passage of 1st readings) - Location: Assembly Room

REGULAR MEETING SCHEDULE 

Open meetings of the Chattanooga City Council take place every Tuesday in the Assembly Room of the John P. Franklin, Sr. City Council Building. The regular meeting schedule is as follows:

  • Strategic Planning - Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 2:00 p.m. 
  • Agenda Session & Committees - Every Tuesday at 3:30 p.m.
  • Council Meeting - Every Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. (Rezoning cases are heard every 2nd Tuesday)

WAYS TO PARTICIPATE IN COUNCIL MEETINGS

ATTEND IN PERSON:

Any person may attend the above-listed meetings in person. All meetings are open and accessible.

Addressing the Council: Public comments are allowed every Tuesday at the end of the 6:00 p.m. meeting. Once the City Attorney reads the rules for addressing the Council, each speaker is allotted three minutes to make comments. A timer will be set and visible to all speakers during this time. Speakers cannot share their three minutes with others. The timer starts anew with each speaker. The Council has limited the public comments section of its agenda to a maximum of one hour. 

WATCH THE YOUTUBE LIVESTREAM:

  • Click here to view the livestream of the Strategic Planning, Agenda Session or committee meetings.
  • Click here to view the livestream of the weekly Council meetings.

EMAIL OR PHYSICAL MAIL

Any person may email comments to the full Council at Council-Clerk@chattanooga.gov or send your comments via U.S. postal mail to the following address:

Chattanooga City Council
c/o Clerk to Council
1000 Lindsay Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402

LEAVE A VOICEMAIL FOR YOUR DISTRICT REP:

To leave a voicemail for your district councilperson, dial (423) 643-7170 and press the number of your district to leave your message. For example, when prompted, press 1 for the District 1 councilperson’s direct line to leave a voicemail.

MISSION STATEMENT

To promote an ethical, inclusive environment that enhances and sustains the well-being of all the people, by encouraging citizen input and participation at all levels of City government and by providing high-quality, professional public service that addresses community needs.

ABOUT THE CITY COUNCIL

Chattanoogans elect a Mayor and all nine Council members on the first Tuesday in March of every fourth year. To be elected, a candidate must receive a majority (50% + 1) of the votes cast; if no candidate garners a majority, a run-off election is held between the two candidates that received the most votes. Runoff elections are held on the second Tuesday of April. Mayor and Council receive their oath of office and their new terms begin on the first Monday after the second Tuesday of April. Also, in April of each year, the Council elects a Chair and Vice Chair.

DISTRICT 4
Darrin Ledford, Council Chairman 2022-2023

DISTRICT 7
Raquetta Dotley, Vice Chair 2022-2023
Chair, Equity and Community Development Committee

DISTRICT 1
Chip Henderson, Councilman
Chair, Public Safety Committee

DISTRICT 2
Jenny Hill, Councilwoman
Chair, Planning and Zoning Committee

DISTRICT 3
Ken Smith, Councilman
Chair, Legislative Committee

DISTRICT 5
Isiah Hester, Councilman
Chair, Parks and Public Works Committee

DISTRICT 6
Dr. Carol Berz, Councilwoman
Chair, Budget and Finance Committee

DISTRICT 8
Marvene Noel, Councilwoman
Interim Appointee
Chair, Education and Innovation Committee

DISTRICT 9
Demetrus Coonrod, Councilwoman
Chair, Economic Development Committee

District Lookup

 

 

 

City Council
1000 Lindsay Street(map)
Chattanooga, TN 37402

Phone:(423) 643-7170
Fax: (423) 643-7199

 

 

Photo by Phillip Stevens & Matt Lea