Chattanooga voters have overwhelmingly approved creating an independent city auditor position.
With 85 percent of precincts reporting, 73 percent of voters were in favor of creating the position while 27 percent were against.
With the approval, City Auditor Stan Sewell will become the new independent auditor with the public favoring the new office.
Sewell did not return repeated calls tonight.
For complete details, see tomorrow’s Times Free Press.
Cliff has worked for the Times Free Press for five years and covers Chattanooga city government. He previously covered Rhea County, as well as transportation and growth and development in Southeast Tennessee. A native of Maryville, Tenn., Cliff graduated in 2003 from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis on journalism. Before coming to Chattanooga, he was a crime reporter with Hernando Today, a supplement of The Tampa (Fla.) ...