published Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

Chattanooga Mayor Littlefield raising money to battle recall effort


by Cliff Hightower

Poll
Do you think Mayor Littlefield should be recalled?

Chattanooga Mayor Ron Littlefield is holding a $250 per person fundraising effort to battle efforts to recall him as mayor.

The mayor has sent out fliers across the community advertising the reception, which is slated for Thursday, Sept. 15.

Littlefield writes in the letter that the legal battle has resulted in legal fees of more than $50,000.

“I am not a wealthy person, but I do have a sense of responsibility to make sure that these costs are covered,” Littlefield wrote in the flier.

The mayor successfully fought off a recall effort last year. The matter is now in the Tennessee Court of Appeals awaiting a decision.

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bluedagger said...

You'll get Monopoly money from me you prick.

September 6, 2011 at 3:40 p.m.
fairmon said...

It is a stretch to say he fought off a recall effort when there was a questionable ruling by a local judge and friend of the Mayor therefore the appeal. Mayor Littlefield may be well intentioned but he is an economics idiot. Allowing citizens to have extracted from them significant buying power while the same tax, fees and other government imposed cost affected businesses that had to increase their prices gave citizens a double hit from their disposable income so the mayor and council could continue their country club style management. The council can't make difficult decisions that require saying no to anyone other than the fire and police departments that protect citizens.

September 6, 2011 at 4:44 p.m.
ChattanoogaVol said...

Can we dock the Mayor's pay $50,000 to make it even?

September 6, 2011 at 4:49 p.m.
Salsa said...

Maybe Missy can sell some of that "art" for him.

September 6, 2011 at 4:54 p.m.
MountainFire said...

You would think that a true, "man of the people" one that was elected into this office would take the hint and leave. If he truly cared about this city then he would care about the people in it. Which he obviously doesn't considering the way he has treated our emergency responders recently. That not only ticks off the responders but also puts the citizens of this city in more danger. Take the hint Littlefield GET OUT OF OFFICE.

September 6, 2011 at 7:08 p.m.
01centare said...

That not only ticks off the responders but also puts the citizens of this city in more danger.

Are you actually saying or implying emergency responders will not perform their duties to the citizens because they're ticked off @ the mayor? If they can't distinguish the difference between their duties and their personal dislike of someone they're the ones who need to GO!

September 6, 2011 at 8:22 p.m.
MasterChefLen said...

Anyone who would pay money for a fundraiser for this is mayor is a fool. His political career is over and he is too dumb to realize it.

September 6, 2011 at 9:29 p.m.
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