Chattanooga City Council voted 6-3 to approve the first reading to allow patrons to bring beer on pedicabs.
The hotly debated ordinance has been discussed for the last week and has been revised three times.
Councilmen Yusuf Hakeem, Russell Gilbert and Chip Henderson voted no for the ordinance citing public safety concerns.
View more in Wednesday's Times Free Press.
Joy Lukachick Smith is the city government reporter for the Chattanooga Times Free Press. Since 2009, she's covered crime and court systems in North Georgia and rural Tennessee, landed an exclusive in-prison interview with a former cop convicted of killing his wife, exposed impropriety in an FBI-led, child-sex online sting and exposed corruption in government agencies. Earlier this year, Smith won the Malcolm Law Memorial Award for Investigative Reporting. She also won first place in ...